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The Opera Santa Barbara family mourns the unexpected loss of our beloved Maestro Valéry Ryvkin, our Artistic Director and Principal Conductor from 1999 until 2008. Valéry was not only a consummate musician and terrific conductor, but also, and perhaps more importantly, a human being of rare sincerity...

In a pilot program to make opera more accessible to North County residents, Opera SB will be offering free bus transportation for residents to the Sunday Matinee performance of its first opera sung in Spanish, Mexican-American composer Daniel Catán’s Il Postino (The Postman) on Sunday,...

Opera Santa Barbara is thrilled to offer a variety of events in anticipation of its next opera Il Postino (The Postman) on March 7 and 8 at the Lobero Theatre. All events are free and open to the public. Download the Event Schedule: ENGLISH // SPANISH EVENT SCHEDULE NERUDA...

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Free Masterclass with Warren Jones Opera Santa Barbara welcomes back world-renowned pianist and conductor, Warren Jones to work with its 19|20 Chrisman Studio Artists on November 9th, 2019 from 1:30PM - 4PM at Braille Institute Santa Barbara, 2031 De La Vina St. Held in partnership with...

As part of our first noontime concert at the downtown SB Public Library, Opera SB is excited to include a Kimono Show presented by Takako Wakita. Ms. Wakita is a long-time supporter of Opera Santa Barbara and is thrilled to celebrate our season opener, Madama Butterfly, with a presentation...

Opera SB Celebrates World Opera Day with Week of Free Opera Events World Opera Day Opera SB will celebrate World Opera Day, October 25, 2019 with a week of free opera events for the Santa Barbara community. All events are free and open to the public. This...

See the New Digital Projections for Opera SB's Madama Butterfly Opera Santa Barbara's 2019/20 Season opener, Madama Butterfly, will be the third production in the company's 26-year history. Giacomo Puccini's classic is one of the world's most beloved operas. It is also often produced and as...

Meet the cast for Opera Santa Barbara’s 19|20 Season Opener Madama Butterfly The cast is made up of quite a few familiar faces--some of who made their Opera SB debuts during our special 25th Anniversary season last year. This production will be our third time to...

Join Opera SB in their first Opera Pop Up at SOHO! WHAT is an Opera Pop Up you might ask? We want those who are "opera curious" and already fans to hear opera in a fun setting beyond the big theaters. And yes, there is an opera...

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