Opera SB Welcomes Nick Burlett to Board of Directors

• Opera Santa Barbara Elects Nick Burlett to Board of Directors •

Opera Santa Barbara is honored to welcome Nicholas (Nick) Burlett, a Director of Engineering at Green Hills Software to its Board of Directors. His election took place in February of this year. 

“I’m thrilled to welcome to our Board Nick Burlett, who, in addition to being a brilliant software engineer, is a true opera connoisseur and a renaissance man, and embodies Opera SB’s spirit of innovation, fearlessness, and friendship,” says Artistic and General Director Kostis Protopapas.

Nick has been attending Opera Santa Barbara productions since 2009 and a season subscriber since 2011. He is also a season subscriber for LA Opera and San Francisco Opera.

Nick earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, and moved to Santa Barbara to work for Green Hills Software soon after graduation in 2004. Green Hills is the worldwide leader in embedded safety and security. As a Director of Engineering, he leads an international team of engineers focused on solving complex problems in safety- and security-critical systems, working with leading engineering firms on everything from automobiles to medical equipment.

In addition to his engineering pursuits, Nick loves animals and has been a long time volunteer at Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter (BUNS), Santa Barbara’s rabbit and guinea pig rescue. In 2013, he rebuilt the BUNS website from the ground up and added the ability for BUNS to accept donations online. He serves on the BUNS Board where he continues to help bring BUNS into the high tech era through improved volunteer and donor communications and online fundraising.

Opera Santa Barbara is excited for its upcoming 20|21 Season and new calendar. OSB opens with the world’s most popular opera, Verdi’s classic La Traviata( September 25 & 27) at the Granada Theatre followed by two OSB premieres at Lobero Theatre: Mark Adamo’s Little Women (January 15 & 17) based on the American classic, and closes with Donizetti’s sparkling comedy, The Daughter of the Regiment (March 26 & 28). 

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