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2016/2017 Season

All performances at the Granada Theatre


Georges Bizet | November 4 & 6

La Rondine

Giacomo Puccini | April 28 & 30

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  • September 22, 2016

    Opera Santa Barbara Auditions

    Opera Santa Barbara is inviting submissions from qualified California-based artists interested in being considered for leading and featured roles in our mainstage productions. Managed and unmanaged artists are welcome to apply provided they meet the requirements below: Have sung a leading or featured role with…

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  • March 16, 2017

    SB News-Press: ‘Vixen’ Made for ‘Comic Operatic Bliss’

    By Josef Woodard There is a charming “fourth wall” brand of an audience wink toward the end of Janacek’s “The Cunning Little Vixen” that lets us know that the creators — composer, singers and interpreters through ages alike — know that we know about this…

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  • March 08, 2017

    Review: A ‘witty, dynamic production’

    By Charles Donelan The enchanted forest of Leoš Janácek’s opera The Cunning Little Vixen proved irresistible in this witty and dynamic production from Opera Santa Barbara. The expressive and engaging soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian led the chase as Vixen Sharp-Ears, with the Forester (David Kravitz) trailing…

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  • Christine Holland Named to OSB Board

    Christine Vanderbilt Holland, a former attorney who has supported an array of area cultural and nonprofit organizations in recent years, has been elected to the Board of Directors for Opera Santa Barbara. Her three-year term began in January. A resident of Santa Barbara since 1996,…

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@operasbMar 09
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@operasbFeb 13
RT @LAOpera: We are so thrilled to win best opera recording and best engineered album. Congrats to all involved! #grammys2017 https://t.co

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