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  • OPERA SB FIRST TO RETURN TO LOBERO THEATRE WITH WAGNER EPIC DAS RHEINGOLD
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    OPERA SB FIRST TO RETURN TO LOBERO THEATRE WITH WAGNER EPIC DAS RHEINGOLD

    Gods, giants, and dwarfs clash in a struggle for the possession of one golden ring that bestows universal power on its bearer, in the first opera of Richard Wagner’s famous Ring Cycle. Join Opera Santa Barbara as the company makes its first foray into Wagner with this one-hour-fifty-minute adaptation of Das Rheingold by Graham Vick and Jonathan Dove on Sunday, June 27 at 2:30PM at the Lobero Theatre. Tickets start at $79. 

  • OPERA SB HIGHLIGHTS CHRISMAN STUDIO ARTISTS IN SPRING SHOWCASE
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    OPERA SB HIGHLIGHTS CHRISMAN STUDIO ARTISTS IN SPRING SHOWCASE

    Opera Santa Barbara will highlight its 20|21 Season Chrisman Studio Artists with a Spring Showcase with two performances Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6 at 2:30PM at Center Stage Theater. Tickets are $28 and capacity is limited. Patrons are encouraged to buy early and review theater policies in effect.

    The Chrisman Studio Artist Spring Showcase will feature three distinct solo performances highlighting the artistry of OSB’s resident artists with Principal Pianist Timothy Accurso on piano.

  • Opera SB presents Live Opera in the Park | Elings Park
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    Opera SB presents Live Opera in the Park | Elings Park

    Spring is in the air and so is live opera!

    Join us for Opera in the Park at Elings Park on Saturday, May 1 for two performances at 1PM and 3PM.

    Ticketing Page Links:
    Tickets for 1PM performance: https://operasb.networkforgood.com/events/29229-opera-in-the-park-saturday-may-1-at-1-00pm
    Tickets for 3PM performance: https://operasb.networkforgood.com/events/29334-opera-in-the-park-saturday-may-1-at-3-00pm
    Event Page: https://www.operasb.org/events/event/opera-in-the-park-may-1/

  • OPERA SANTA BARBARA IS BACK FOR A LIVE DRIVE-IN OPERA OF DON PASQUALE
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    OPERA SANTA BARBARA IS BACK FOR A LIVE DRIVE-IN OPERA OF DON PASQUALE

     

    Opera Santa Barbara is excited to return to live productions with Don Pasquale, A Live Drive-In Opera, as the season opener for Concerts In Your Car at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. The only performance will be Saturday, April 10, at 7:30PM. This production marks the company’s second live stage performance after the successful live drive-in opera for Carmen in December. Come prepared to laugh, sing along, and keep that toe-tapping foot away from the gas pedal!

  • Free Virtual Concert: Staying Home for Christmas

    Opera Santa Barbara and the Lobero Theatre are excited to present Staying Home for Christmas, a free virtual holiday concert through Saturday, December 26 at midnight.

  • Staying Home for Christmas | Free Virtual Holiday Concert
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    Staying Home for Christmas | Free Virtual Holiday Concert

    Staying Home for Christmas | Free Virtual Holiday Concert

    Join us for classic and surprise performances of holiday favorites and original songs by favorite artists from across Santa Barbara’s rich musical scene, hosted by Lobero Theatre Executive Director David Asbell and Opera Santa Barbara Artistic and General Director Kostis Protopapas.

    Staying Home for Christmas is our impromptu online musical celebration of the holidays and salute to the resiliency of the performing arts during this past year, presented collaboratively by Opera Santa Barbara and the Lobero Theater.

  • Carmen, live, drive in opera
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    Carmen, A Live Drive-In Opera

    We're finally making it happen! Live opera is back Sunday, December 6 as part of the Concerts in Your Car series at the Ventura Fairgrounds. Just 30 minutes south of Santa Barbara and 45 minutes north of the Los Angeles area, come meet us where "Drive-In meets Live Entertainment"!

  • Opera SB's First Live Drive-In Opera!
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    Opera SB's First Live Drive-In Opera!

  • WEBSTREAM: Stephen Schwartz's Seance on a Wet Afternoon
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    WEBSTREAM: Stephen Schwartz's Seance on a Wet Afternoon

    It's that time of the year for all things creepy. In the mood for a dark psychological thriller?

    Join us as we raise the “virtual” curtain once more for Opera Santa Barbara’s 2009 World Premiere of Stephen Schwartz’s "Séance on a Wet Afternoon" on Tuesday, October 27, at 5PM.

    Registration for the stream is FREE and open to all. On October 27, you will receive an email with a link to access the webstream.

    More info and to register: https://www.operasb.org/events/event/seance-on-a-wet-afternoon-webstream/

  • CANCELLED - Opera in the Park - Opera Santa Barbara
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    CANCELLED - Opera in the Park - Opera Santa Barbara

    EVENT UPDATE: CANCELLED

    Join us for Opera in the Park!

    Enjoy an afternoon of free opera at Elings Park this Saturday, October 17 at 2:30-3:30PM. Featuring two of our upcoming season’s Chrisman Studio Artists, tenor Matt Greenblatt and soprano, Brooklyn Snow singing opera and musical theatre favorites.

    Listen to some fantastic music while taking in gorgeous oceans views from Elings Park in the Wells Fargo Amphitheater at Godric Grove.

  • Livestream - Opera SB's Lucia di Lammermoor (2002)
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    Livestream - Opera SB's Lucia di Lammermoor (2002)

    Livestream of Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor (2002) Tuesday, August 25 at 5pm PT
    Opera SB Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/operasantabarbara/
    Opera SB Youtube: https://youtu.be/Lu7hUG5iWNM

  • Livestream - Opera SB's The Barber of Seville (2018)
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    Livestream - Opera SB's The Barber of Seville (2018)

    Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville (2018)
    Tuesday, August 18 at 5pm PT

  • Livestream - Opera SB's The Barber of Seville (2018)
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    Livestream - Opera SB's The Barber of Seville (2018)

    Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville (2018)
    Tuesday, August 18 at 5pm PT

  • Opera SB Balcony Concert on State Street
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    Opera SB Balcony Concert on State Street

    We are pleased to be present a Balcony Concert on State Street, our first live performance since Il Postino in March. Opera SB chorus members Adrien Roberts and Jessica Gonzalez Rodriguez will perform a happy hour program of favorite arias, musical theater songs, and jazz standards on the second floor patio of the Arts and Culture Building on the corner of State and Sola, on Friday, June 26, at 5PM.

  • Opera Santa Barbara Offers FREE Transportation for North County Residents to Attend Performance of Il Postino
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    Opera Santa Barbara Offers FREE Transportation for North County Residents to Attend Performance of Il Postino

    Opera Santa Barbara Offers FREE Transportation for North County Residents to Attend Performance of  Il Postino

    In a pilot program to make opera more accessible to North County residents, Opera SB will be offering free bus transportation for residents to the Sunday Matinee performance of its first opera sung in Spanish, Mexican-American composer Daniel Catán’s Il Postino (The Postman) on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 2:30pm at the Lobero Theatre, 33 E Canon Perdido St.

  • Opera SB offers FREE Bus for North County Residents

    Opera SB offers FREE Bus for North County Residents

    Opera Santa Barbara Offers FREE Transportation for North County Residents to Attend Performance of  Il Postino In a pilot program to make opera more accessible to North County residents, Opera SB will be offering free bus transportation for residents to the Sunday Matinee performance of its first opera sung in Spanish, Mexican-American composer Daniel Catán’s Il Postino (The Postman) on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 2:30pm at the Lobero Theatre, 33 E Canon Perdido St.
  • Opera SB's Free Masterclass with Warren Jones
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    Opera SB's Free Masterclass with Warren Jones

    Opera SB welcomes back world-renowned pianist and conductor, Warren Jones to work with its 19|20 Chrisman Studio Artists on November 9th, 2019 from 1:30PM - 4PM at Braille Institute Santa Barbara, 2031 De La Vina St. Held in partnership with the Braille Institute in Santa Barbara, this masterclass is free and open to the public.

  • Opera SB’s Free Open Rehearsal of Madama Butterfly
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    Opera SB’s Free Open Rehearsal of Madama Butterfly

    Want to see how opera magic is made?

    Just days before its season opener, Opera SB is having its first Free Open Rehearsal to the public for Madama Butterfly at the Santa Barbara Courthouse's Sunken Gardens. This event is FREE and open to the SB community.

    Featuring the OSB Orchestra, the singers of Madama Butterfly, and the artistic team of Opera SB, this open rehearsal gives you insight to how it all comes together before the big show.

    Bring down the family, come in costume (for a chance at free tickets!), and meet the people behind the magic.

  • SB Youth Opera Odyssey
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    SB Youth Opera Presents "Odyssey"

    During the first Santa Barbara Youth Opera summer camp, our talented group of young singers will be producing, rehearsing and then performing Ben Moore and Kelly Rourke's "Odyssey" at the Alhecama Theatre.

    Come see Homer's epic tale come to life!

    Performances at Alhecama Theatre
    Friday, June 21st @ 7:30pm
    Sunday, June 23rd @ 2:30pm

    Special Free Performance at Solstice Festival Youth Stage
    Saturday, June 22nd @ 1:30pm

    Tickets will be available at the door:
    Kids and Students: $10
    Adults: $15

  • Happy Hour at the Opera with a Western Doctor Miracle!
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    Happy Hour at the Opera with a Western Doctor Miracle!

    Yee-haw! Join us for happy hour and opera! Featuring Opera SB’s Chrisman Studio Artists, this zany one-act operetta whisks together thwarted romance, comical disguises, and bad cuisine. By the composer of Carmen, the piece is known for its "omelette quartet". Certain to delight audiences of all ages!

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