Content Advisories for Opera Santa Barbara

Content Advisory

Opera Santa Barbara presents a variety of opera across different genres. We want to help you make the best choice for you and your family in deciding what operas to watch. Some of our performances include sensitive subject matter. Please read below for content advisories for our upcoming live performances or streams.

Spoiler Warning: The advisories may contain spoilers for the operas. Please be aware before you decide to read ahead.




Seance on a Wet Afternoon

Webstream, Tuesday October 27.

A dark, psychological thriller, the opera is not recommended for viewers under the age of 10. The running time is approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes. Seance contains the following:

  • Incidental scenes of drinking 
  • Frightening themes related to the supernatural
  • Scene of violence, including the murder of a young girl


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