opera sb audience at an around the town performance

Opera in the Park, 2022, photo: Zach Mendez

Around Town

Opera Santa Barbara can be found off stage and around town right here in Santa Barbara. From the museum to local bars, check out our calendar and never miss a note!

Our Chrisman Studio Artists can be found performing throughout Santa Barbara and the Central Coast. On the wharf, in art galleries, and even your favorite bars, our community happenings are a delightful opportunity to hear opera hits, musical theatre tunes, jazz standards, and much more, sung by professional young singers whose voices and artistry are guaranteed to blow you away.

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In partnership with the Santa Barbara Museum of Art Opera Santa Barbara presents pop-up performances in the museum galleries on the First Thursday of each month. Featuring our Chrisman Studio Artists, these monthly concerts feature a wide range of repertoire often inspired by Museum exhibits and citywide celebrations, and are completely free to the public. Concerts start at 5:30 PM and run about an hour. Join us for the next First Thursday!

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student matinee participation

The quickest way to fall in love with opera is to come performance! This season we are offering two free opportunities for students to experience the magic of live professional music theater, with our free Student Matinee performances. These are nothing but our trademark, fully-staged, meticulously curated productions that our paid audiences enjoy.

For more information about our Student Matinee performances, or if you would like Opera Santa Barbara to come to your school for a masterclass with your students, or to present on opera please contact Tim Accurso at [email protected]

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