Articles From : Opera Santa Barbara

  • Opera SB Hosts Free Sunken Garden Performance of "La Traviata"

    Opera SB hosted an outdoor open rehearsal of "La Traviata" in the Sunken Gardens last weekend. 

  • Opera Santa Barbara Presents "As One" This Weekend!

    Opera SB Premiere Sings Story of Transgender Woman: Company continues bold season with contemporary American opera

  • Opera Santa Barbara presents AS ONE
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    Opera Santa Barbara presents AS ONE

    Hannah, a transgender woman portrayed by two singers, baritone Evan Bravos (Hannah before) and mezzo soprano Ashley Armstrong (Hannah after) discovers her gender identity and learns to love herself in a world where she's not accepted, in this 75’ chamber opera by Laura Kaminsky, Mark Campbell, and Kimberly Reed.

    Premiered in 2014, As One quickly became the most frequently performed American opera thanks to its lyricism and the universality and timeliness of its themes: authenticity, identity, compassion and self-love.

  • Halloween at the Opera
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    Halloween at the Opera

    Ghosts dance, and lovers die in the ultimate Halloween spectacle.  Opera Santa Barbara's returns to the Lobero Theater on October 29 and 31 with a 90’ double feature of fiery flamenco ballet and a taut operatic thriller.   Experience the best opera and ballet in the Central Coast in just under 90'.

  • 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
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    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.
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