May 19, 2023 6:00 pm

Location: Montecito Club

Join us for a glorious evening in support of Opera Santa Barbara

Join us for an evening of beautiful views, unparalleled elegance, and exquisite arias from Puccini’s most beloved operas. Save the date for Friday, May 19, 2023 for our fundraiser benefiting Opera Santa Barbara: La Dolce Vita – A Night of Puccini. Individual event tickets go on sale Monday, April 3.


On Friday, May 19, 2023, 170 of Santa Barbara’s most passionate opera aficionados will gather at the elegant Montecito Club for La Dolce Vita – A Night of Puccini. This gala event will celebrate Opera Santa Barbara’s 29 years of presenting opera in all its many forms to enthusiastic audiences up and down the Central Coast.

This magical evening begins with a cocktail reception with panoramic ocean views, followed by a gourmet dinner in the magnificent ballroom featuring carefully-curated wines, and a sumptuous dessert buffet. Live performances of many of Puccini’s most beloved arias and duets by OSB artists will serenade guests throughout the evening. Dancing to a favorite Santa Barbara DJ will end the night on a lively note after our paddle raise.

All funds raised through sponsorships, donation, ticket sales and Stand Up for Opera will lay the groundwork for building Opera Santa Barbara’s exciting new 23-24 season of mainstage operas and free community concerts and educational programming serving more than 4,000 area Santa Barbara area residents and visitors.

See photos from last year’s event! LA DOLCE VITA 2022 PHOTO ALBUM

A big thank you to our sponsors!

Turandot – Party of Four

Montecito Bank & Trust
Richard and Kathy Abbott
Rodney Baker and Mr. Robert Ooley
Richard and Marilyn Mazess
Diana Wold