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  • OperaSB presents TOSCA
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    OPERA SANTA BARBARA presents TOSCA

    TOSCA 
    by Giacomo Puccini
    Drama/Thriller. 
    In Italian with English translation projected above the stage 
    Set in Rome in 1800

    The great diva has it all: beauty, talent, friends in high places, love, and an unshakeable faith in God.  She lives a charmed life, blissfully unaware of the dystopia that surrounds her.  All that will change in one harrowing day and night, in Puccini’s nail-biting melodrama. 
    2 hours and 15 minutes

    STARRING:  Eleni Calenos, Adam Diegel, Wayne Tigges  
    STAGE DIRECTOR: Layna Chianakas CONDUCTOR: Kostis Protopapas 

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    A reader reports early street work on Memorial Day.

  • OperaSB Traviata Open Rehearsal
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    OperaSB presents an open rehearsal in the Santa Barbara Courthouse Gardens

    Experience amazing voices and the thrilling sound of the Opera Santa Barbara Orchestra while enjoying a picnic with friends and family at the Santa Barbara Courthouse Gardens on Sunday, June 5 at 2:30pm.

    Opera Santa Barbara presents a free live preview of their upcoming production of Verdi's La Traviata. Soprano Anya Matanovich, tenor Nathan Granner, and Baritone Joel Balzun sing some of the best known tunes in opera accompanied by the 35-member Opera Santa Barbara Orchestra conducted by Kostis Protopapas.

  • Opera Santa Barbara presents La Traviata
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    Opera Santa Barbara presents La Traviata

    Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata is one of the best known operas, and was featured in the 1990 Hollywood blockbuster "Pretty Woman."  It tells the story of a real-life courtesan in mid-19th century Paris, and contains some of the most famous melodies in opera.  It is presented for one performance only by Opera Santa Barbara, the city's only professional music theater company.  Starring soprano Anya Matanovich and tenor Nathan Granner, and featuring the full OSB Chorus and 35-member orchestra conducted by Kostis Protopapas.    More info at

  • HANDEL GOES TO HOLLYWOOD
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    HANDEL GOES TO HOLLYWOOD

    Ancient Greek gods turn into martini-sipping flappers and dandies in this 90-minute adaptation of G. F. Handel’s SEMELE, set in the Roaring 20’s. Jana McIntyre stars in Opera Santa Barbara’s third production of the season, which will be sung in English and will be accompanied by a live orchestra.

    For tickets visit https://www.lobero.org/events/semele/.

    Name-your-own-price tickets available by calling 805-963-0761.

  • OperaSB presents mariachi opera
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    CRUZAR LA CARA DE LA LUNA ("To cross the face of the moon")

     

    Three generations of an immigrant family journey across borders and timelines to find one another and make a home together, in José "Pepe" Martinez's 75' mariachi opera "Cruzar la cara de la luna" ("To cross the face of the moon"). Starring Daniel Montenegro, Efrain Solis, and Mariachi Los Camperos. The program will start with Los Camperos performing a set of their greatest hits.

    Click here for tickets: https://ticketing.granadasb.org/16054

    October 1st at 7:30 p.m.
    October 3rd at 2:30 p.m.