About Opera Santa Barbara

Opera Santa Barbara was founded in 1994 by Marilyn Gilbert and Nathan Rundlett with the goal of bringing the highest caliber of opera to Santa Barbara. During the past 19 years the organization has presented 48 operas and has provided thousands of hours of educational programs to the community. The quality of our productions has consistently improved, and we have established a solid base of opera lovers in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

The Company

Opera Santa Barbara was founded in 1994 by Marilyn Gilbert and Nathan Rundlett with the goal of bringing the highest caliber of opera to Santa Barbara.

Prior Productions

During the past 19 years the organization has presented 48 operas and has provided thousands of hours of educational programs to the community.

Gallery

Check out photos from past productions. Photos by David Bazemore.

Employment Opportunities

There are currently no available job openings.

Visitor Information

Planning your weekend in Santa Barbara can be a challenge only because there are so many wonderful sites, restaurants and special things to do. Opera Santa Barbara is listing below our “top picks” of what to do when visiting our fine town.

Opera Chorus

Opera Santa Barbara Chorus Auditions are closed. Please keep checking back to found out when we will offer auditions in the future.

Supernumeraries: Your Chance To Be In An Opera!

Supernumeraries (or “supers”) are non-singing roles in our opera productions. These individuals are generally “character” parts, playing a specific role within the onstage community of the opera. Supers can be volunteers of any age, and depending on the opera can even include children.

Photo by David Bazemore