Hansel & Gretel, October 1994, David Bazemore Photo


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The Opera Lab

NOTE: We are temporarily unable to offer the Opera Lab at the moment, but we are hoping to have something to offer starting in the new year. Thank for your understanding.

With its music, theatrics, spectacle and humor, opera has everything people love. That is why year after year, community members and educators who experience Opera Santa Barbara's programs beg for more. Opera Santa Barbara's program, The Opera Lab, was created by our Artistic Director Jose Maria Condemi to bring an interactive build-an-opera adventure to your students – at no charge to your school!

Our educational outreach programs are made possible due to the generous support of corporate and individual donations. If you are interested in making a contribution to support this program, please contact the opera office.

About The Opera Lab

The Opera Lab is an innovative highly interactive program designed to teach your students the A-B-and high Cs of opera! Guided by four professional singers specially trained in improvisation, your students will learn the building blocks of this fascinating art form and use them to construct their very own opera, performed for them on the spot.

Last year our professional casts worked with children across Santa Barbara, Hope and Goleta School Districts to stimulate creative thinking and to help children fearlessly embrace opera. Don't let this opportunity pass you by- place your school's reservation today!