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Meet our Onegin!   Baritone Lee Poulis, who made his OSB debut as Ford in 2014's Falstaff returns to the Santa Barbara stage in Eugene Onegin in the title role.  Name: Lee Poulis Role: Eugene Onegin Hometown: Greenlawn, NY What's the best love story in opera? Walther and Eva from Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg....

Meet our Lenski!   OSB Studio Artist Alumnus Elliott Deasy returns to the OSB stage in Eugene Onegin as Lenski. Name: Elliott Deasy Role:Lenski Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma What's the best love story in opera? Der Rosenkavalier. For some reason that love story resonates with me. I see new love sparking, a lustful old man,...

Meet our Olga!   2018/19 Chrisman Studio Artist Ashley Kay Armstrong is making her OSB debut in Eugene Onegin as Tatiana's younger sister, the joyful and vibrant Olga. What's the best love story in opera? Frugola and her cat. What language is your favorite to sing in? It’s a toss-up...

Opera Book Club - Libretto from Eugene Onegin Intrigued by opera but don't know what the stories are really about?  Join the Opera Book Club and find out! A libretto is a translation of what singers are saying - much like the script of a play.  This month the Santa...

Don Bobbs | Opera SB Volunteer Opera Santa Barbara is celebrating 25 years! Over the course of the 2018/19 season, we will be profiling musicians, artists, board members, volunteers and staff both past and current who have brought a quarter-century of thrilling opera to Santa Barbara....

• The Board of Directors for Opera Santa Barbara approve to create a pilot board internship program for innovative two-year trial • At its December 2 meeting, the Opera Santa Barbara Board of Directors approved a motion to appoint two candidates as Board Interns for a two-year leadership...

Have an opera lover in your life? Don't know what to get them for Christmas? We've got you covered. Our Opera SB Holiday Gift Guide 2018 has some fun gift ideas for those new to opera and long time fans. From clever shirts to recently Grammy nominated...

The artist mandate Every worthwhile artistic endeavor begins with the desire of a single human being, the artist, to create something new, which, whether born out of personal experience or historical circumstance, has the power to illuminate the human experience in a unique and irreplaceable way....

Choosing the Best Seats at The Granada Theatre

When it comes to buying the best seats for a show, there is only one “universal truth” and that is: The earlier you buy, the better combination of value and price you get. In deciding which seat to buy to maximize the best possible experience and price points, you may first want to decide the order in which the following factors are important to you:
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Seat pricing reflects how many of these factors are optimized, as well as the demand for each section. All seats in The Granada are great, but below are some thoughts on how each section serves the priorities above.

5 Things to Expect At Your First Opera

Opera can be a bit intimidating and if you’ve never been to one, it’s hard to know how to prepare. It isn’t like popping into an afternoon matinee or catching a weekend concert, but it’s worth a little research for this unique experience you’ll likely never forget. Here are 5 things to expect at your first opera to help you get excited for this thrilling, live art form.
L'Elisir d'Amore, March 2016, Photo by David Bazemore