La traviata

By Giuseppe Verdi

 

  • “José Maria Condemi has caught and harnessed the enthusiasm of his company brilliantly with this production, [which] overflowed with grace and jubilation. Rebecca Davis embodied Violetta to perfection. It’s a glorious and deadly trip.” 
    – Charles Donelan / SB Independent

 

  • “Everything about the production – from the singing to the staging – proves flawless, illustrating why the Verdi classic remains a favorite… The staging was exemplary, with honors going to director Jose Maria Condemi. The enthusiastic audience gave the participants a standing ovation at the end.”
    – Margo Kline / Noozhawk
  • “Opera Santa Barbara brought a bounty of sighs, swoons and, most importantly, impressive singing to the stage last weekend for Verdi’s “La Traviata,” combining some of the best stage and technical talents, which allowed for striking sets and gorgeous costumes, with a fresh but experienced cast of artists.”
    – Rita Moran / Ventura County Star
  • “José Maria Condemi’s staging was assured in spectacular performances of La Traviata. The creative team accomplished a great deal in evoking a long-gone Paris of the past. The singing from the cast and chorus was excellent throughout. Soprano Rebecca Davis sang the tragic heroine with finessed coloratura, embracing the tragic trajectory of the character. The audience could feel tragic resonance emerge from the first passages of the overture.”
    – Robert F Adams / Casa Magazine

Direction

Valéry Ryvkin

Valéry Ryvkin

 

Conductor / Carmen

Jan/Feb 2002

 

Conductor / The Barber of Seville

May 2001

 

Conductor / La traviata

December 2000

 

Conductor / La Cenerentola

Mar/Apr 2000

 

Conductor / Le nozze di Figaro

Jan/Feb 2000

 

Conductor /
Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci

October 1999

 

Conductor / Madama Butterfly

May 1999

 

Conductor / Il trovatore

January 1999

 

Conductor / The Merry Widow

December 1998

 

Conductor / Don Pasquale

February 1998

 

Conductor / Così fan tutte

January 1998

 

Conductor / Tosca

September 1997

 

Conductor / Don Giovanni

January 1997

 

Conductor / La bohème

Nov/Dec 1996

 

Conductor / Carmen

August 1996

 

Conductor / La traviata

July 1995 (debut)

 

Artistic Director

1999–2008

Erik Flatmo

Erik Flatmo

Elizabeth Poindexter

Elizabeth Poindexter

Christopher Maravich

Christopher Maravich

 

Lighting Designer / Falstaff

March 2014 (debut)

Heather Sterling

Heather Sterling

Heather Sterling is an accomplished makeup artist and hair stylist with a wide range of experience that includes work in theater, film, print, and fashion. She is a licensed cosmetologist and has a degree in fine art with an emphasis in psychology. Armed with an extensive knowledge of period makeup and hairstyles, Heather first designed for Opera Santa Barbara in 2006 for the company's performances of Tosca; since then her work has been seen in nearly forty OSB productions. She regularly designs for the Music Academy of the West's summer operas and she recently designed for the Granada Theatre's A Christmas Carol.

 

Hair & Makeup Designer / Tosca

February 2006 (debut)

Artists

Rebecca Davis

Rebecca Davis

Ryan MacPherson

Ryan MacPherson

Malcolm MacKenzie

Malcolm MacKenzie

Nova Safo

Nova Safo

Michael Krzankowski

Michael Krzankowski

 

Malatesta /Don Pasquale

April 2013

 

Baron Douphol / La traviata

March 2011 (debut)

 

2011 Studio Artist

Gabriel Manro

Gabriel Manro

Gabriel Vamvulescu

Gabriel Vamvulescu

 

The Sacristan / Tosca

November 2013

 

Colline / La bohème

November 2011

 

Doctor Grenvil / La traviata

March 2011 (debut)

 

Studio Artist

2011

Alissa Anderson

Alissa Anderson

 

The Princess  / Suor Angelica

April 2016

 

Zita / Gianni Schicchi

April 2016

 

Marcellina / Le nozze di Figaro

March 2012

 

Flora / La traviata

March 2011 (debut)

 

Studio Artist

2011

Rebecca Fay

Rebecca Fay

Steven Tompkins

Steven Tompkins

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Location

Cast & Credits

Direction
Conductor:

Valéry Ryvkin

 

Conductor / Carmen

Jan/Feb 2002

 

Conductor / The Barber of Seville

May 2001

 

Conductor / La traviata

December 2000

 

Conductor / La Cenerentola

Mar/Apr 2000

 

Conductor / Le nozze di Figaro

Jan/Feb 2000

 

Conductor /
Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci

October 1999

 

Conductor / Madama Butterfly

May 1999

 

Conductor / Il trovatore

January 1999

 

Conductor / The Merry Widow

December 1998

 

Conductor / Don Pasquale

February 1998

 

Conductor / Così fan tutte

January 1998

 

Conductor / Tosca

September 1997

 

Conductor / Don Giovanni

January 1997

 

Conductor / La bohème

Nov/Dec 1996

 

Conductor / Carmen

August 1996

 

Conductor / La traviata

July 1995 (debut)

 

Artistic Director

1999–2008

Scenic Design:

Erik Flatmo

Costume Design:

Elizabeth Poindexter

Lighting Design:

Christopher Maravich

 

Lighting Designer / Falstaff

March 2014 (debut)

Wig & Makeup Design:

Heather Sterling

Heather Sterling is an accomplished makeup artist and hair stylist with a wide range of experience that includes work in theater, film, print, and fashion. She is a licensed cosmetologist and has a degree in fine art with an emphasis in psychology. Armed with an extensive knowledge of period makeup and hairstyles, Heather first designed for Opera Santa Barbara in 2006 for the company's performances of Tosca; since then her work has been seen in nearly forty OSB productions. She regularly designs for the Music Academy of the West's summer operas and she recently designed for the Granada Theatre's A Christmas Carol.

 

Hair & Makeup Designer / Tosca

February 2006 (debut)

Artists
Violetta:

Rebecca Davis

Alfredo:

Ryan MacPherson

Germont:

Malcolm MacKenzie

Gastone:

Nova Safo

Baron:

Michael Krzankowski

 

Malatesta /Don Pasquale

April 2013

 

Baron Douphol / La traviata

March 2011 (debut)

 

2011 Studio Artist
Marquis d'Obigny:

Gabriel Manro

Grenvil:

Gabriel Vamvulescu

 

The Sacristan / Tosca

November 2013

 

Colline / La bohème

November 2011

 

Doctor Grenvil / La traviata

March 2011 (debut)

 

Studio Artist

2011

Flora:

Alissa Anderson

 

The Princess  / Suor Angelica

April 2016

 

Zita / Gianni Schicchi

April 2016

 

Marcellina / Le nozze di Figaro

March 2012

 

Flora / La traviata

March 2011 (debut)

 

Studio Artist

2011

Annina:

Rebecca Fay

Giuseppe:

Steven Tompkins

La Traviata, 2011, Photo by David Bazemore