Opera SB Livestreams Il Postino, Eugene Onegin, and The Crucible


Together apart: Stay connected with Opera SB as we livestream some of our favorite recent opera productions!

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Daniel Catán’s Il Postino (The Postman) – Tuesday, April 7 at 5pm PDT

Robert Ward’s The Crucible – Tuesday, April 14 at 5pm PDT

Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin – Tuesday, April 21 at 5pm PDT



Il Postino (The Postman) weaves together the rush of romance, the endurance of friendship, and the danger that lurks at the intersection of art and politics.

Kostis Protopapas conducts. Crystal Manich, last with OSB for The Cunning Little Vixen, returns to direct. Raúl Melo makes his OSB debut as the poet and Daniel Montenegro last seen in 2011’s Trouble in Tahiti as the titular postman.

“Opera Santa Barbara’s steadfast and poignant presentation…[unveiled] one of the strongest productions this reviewer has witnessed by the small yet tightly focused company.” – Robert Adams, Voice SB


is one of the most gripping works of American opera. Based on Arthur Miller’s play centered on the Salem witch trials, Robert Ward’s eerily topical opera is sure to make your pulse race.

Wayne Tigges and Audrey Babcock – both standout singing actors – debut as John and Elizabeth Proctor; Anya Matanovic portrays the malicious Abigail Williams. Kostis Protopapas leads the large cast and orchestra and rising star Stephanie Havey directs.

“Aided by a terrific set and a marvelous supporting cast, the principals in this chilling tale delivered one of the season’s most exciting performances of any kind in Santa Barbara. With talent like this and such professional production values, Opera Santa Barbara has to be one of the most promising and watchable companies in the country.” – Charles Donelan, SB Independent


Set in the grand ballrooms and country estates of Imperial Russia, Eugene Onegin tells the tale of a young aristocrat who allows his arrogance to cost him everything.

In his final production with Opera SB, Maestro Valéry Ryvkin conducts and Ensemble Theatre’s Jonathan Fox directs. Karin Wolverton and Lee Poulis return to the OSB stage as Tatiana and Onegin. Kevin Langan sings Prince Gremin.

“Opera Santa Barbara has always been a special place and the Tchaikovsky opera was just one more delight in its twenty-fifth season.” – Maria Nockin, Broadway World

L'Elisir d'Amore, March 2016, Photo by David Bazemore