Photo by David Bazemore for Opera Santa Barbara
La serva padrona
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Trouble in Tahiti
Friday, April 8, 2011, 7:30pm
Sunday, April 10, 2011, 2:30pm
- "Love and marriage, as one musical-theater composer noted, go together like a horse and carriage. Opera Santa Barbara presented both sides of this coin last weekend in a satisfying evening of one-acts. While they make for an unlikely pairing... this particular arranged marriage worked splendidly... [with] a genuine arc culminating in a surprisingly powerful ending."
– Tom Jacobs / SB Independent
- "Last weekend's double-header chamber opera event was a wowing triumph on an innately modest scale. Opera Santa Barbara's charming and sometimes disarmingly deep two-fer production made for the ideal capper in a small but mighty and well-balanced season for this determined, resourceful, artistically upwardly mobile company. With this generous and satisfying twin-engine production, the current OSB season ends on a high note. The stage is set and the appetite is whetted for a new era in Santa Barbara's musical landscape, operatically speaking."
– Josef Woodard / SB News-Press
- "An adventurous double-bill, this unlikely program of short operatic works comprised the final productions of the current opera season. The direction from Lawrence Edelson was handled with exceptional sensitivity. As the final applause from enthusiastic audiences winds down, performing arts patrons recall many fine moments at Opera Santa Barbara and look forward with anticipation to the treasures being developed for the year to come."
– Robert F. Adams / CASA Magazine
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33 East Canon Perdido Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Box Office: 805.963.0761
Cast & Credits
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- Conductor: Mark Morash
- Stage Director: Lawrence Edelson
- Scenic & Costume Design: Martin T. Lopez
- Lighting Design: Josh Epstein
- Wig & Makeup Design: Heather Sterling
CastSerpina: Susannah Biller
- Uberto: Ao Li
- Vespone: Daniel Montenegro
- Dinah: Maya Lahyani
- Sam: Ryan Kuster
- Trio: Sara Gartland
- Trio: Daniel Montenegro
- Trio: Ao Li