Bandits, swashbucklers, and star-crossed lovers populate a season of pageantry and high drama inspired by the music and history of Spain, in Opera Santa Barbara’s 30th anniversary season.

Georges Bizét’s

Fri, Sep 29, 2023 (7:30pm) & Sun, Oct 1, 2023 (2:30pm)
Granada Theatre

Fri, Nov 10, 7:30pm - SB & Sun, Nov 12, 2:00pm - Thousand Oaks
Lobero Theatre - SB & Bank of America Performing Arts Center - Thousand Oaks

Xavier Montsalvatge ’s

Dec 1–3, 2023
Center Stage Theatre

Giuseppe Verdi’s

Fri, Feb 9, 2024 (7:30pm) & Sun, Feb 11, 2024 (2:30pm)
Lobero Theatre

Héctor Armienta’s

Fri, Apr 19, 2024 (7:30pm) & Sun, Apr 21, 2024 (2:30pm)
Lobero Theatre


The Design of Carmen

Stage Director Fenlon Lamb talks about the inspiration and design of Carmen ahead of the opera opening the 23-24 Season.…
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La Divina: The Art of Maria Callas

Opera Santa Barbara in collaboration with the Argyropoulos Chair of Hellenic Studies at UCSB celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Maria…
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opera sb fans and artists out on the town
Beyond Opera

Our Chrisman Studio Artists can be found performing throughout Santa Barbara and the Central Coast. On the wharf…
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