Noontime at Home – Virtual Concert Series


Named in recognition of the support of Sarah and Roger Chrisman, Opera Santa Barbara’s Chrisman Studio Artist Program provides high-level performance opportunities and valuable training to some of the country’s most talented up-and-coming opera singers. Opera Santa Barbara wanted to honor the contracts of our 20|21 Chrisman Studio Artists who will be joining us for the remainder of the 2021 Season. Visit our updated Studio Artist Program page to learn more about tenor, Matthew Greenblatt, soprano Brooklyn Snow, and mezzo-soprano Max Potter.

Noontime at Home Concert Series

During the season, our young artists typically perform for the community throughout the Central Coast, including the popular Noontime Library concerts. As we continue to stay home, we are bringing our popular series right to you with Noontime At Home.

For Episode 1, Principal Pianist Tim Accurso had our artists pick a song that meant something to them. We hope you enjoy our concert and will join us weekly on Tuesdays at noon. The concert will be available for later viewing after the initial premiere.

Noontime at Home
Tuesdays at 12pm PT
Available on the Opera SB Facebook page or Youtube channel. You can also view the concerts on demand here on our website after each premiere (please scroll to the bottom of the page). The concerts will be added weekly.




“I want to live
In this dream which intoxicates me
This day still,
Sweet flame
I keep you in my soul
Like a treasure!
I want to live, etc.

This intoxication of youth
Lasts, alas, only for one day!
Then comes the hour
When one weeps.

Far from the morose winter
Let me, let me slumber
And inhale the rose,
Before plucking its petals.

Ah! – Ah! – Ah!
Sweet flame!
Stay in my soul
Like a sweet treasure
For a long time still.
Ah! – Like a treasure
For a long time still.”

0:00 Intro
1:54 Matthew Greenblatt, tenor
2:44 “Beautiful Dreamer”
6:00 Max Potter, mezzo-soprano
7:05 “Waiting for the Song”
9:27 Brooklyn Snow, soprano
10:48 “Je veux vivre”

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