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  • Opera Santa Barbara is inviting submissions from qualified California-based artists interested in being considered for leading and featured roles in our mainstage productions. Managed and unmanaged artists are welcome to apply provided they meet the requirements below: Have sung a leading or featured role with......

  • Opera Santa Barbara will honor Emeritus Director Frederick Sidon at its annual Opera Ball gala on Friday, February 17, in the Four Seasons Biltmore’s Loggia Ballroom. “Belle Époque France” will be the theme of the fundraising event, which will include cocktails, dinner, and a live......

  • Opera Santa Barbara will receive a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to help defray costs associated with its new production of Leoš Janácek’s The Cunning Little Vixen, which the company will present at the Granada Theatre on March 3 and......

  • Opera Santa Barbara has named four outstanding young vocalists Mosher Studio Artists for 2016-17. Under an expansion of the company’s artist residency program begun last year, the four standout singers and an apprentice vocal coach will take part in Opera Santa Barbara productions, community events......

  • Opera Santa Barbara will open its 2016-17 season with a colorfully electrifying production of Carmen, Georges Bizet’s enduring tale of love and jealousy set amid the vibrant, unruly streets of 19th century Seville. Performances will take place at 7:30 pm on Friday, November 4, and......

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  • Opera Santa Barbara cordially invites you to join us as we celebrate the opening of our 23rd season in style with our annual Opening Night Dinner and performance of Carmen! There are ONLY 10 SEATS left for the pre-opera dinner! Carmen Opening Night Dinner & Performance Friday, November 4,......

  • Opera Santa Barbara returning to the Bacara Resort & Spa for our Third Annual Wine & Opera Dinner. This year’s event will be held in the newly renovated Angel Oak restaurant, with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. Offering the perfect coupling of fine wine and......

  •   Opera Santa Barbara’s popular Noontime Concert series is expanding into North Santa Barbara County, reaching public libraries between Thousand Oaks and Santa Maria. A total of 27 free concerts will be offered this season! Following is the list of free concerts being offered: October 10: Santa......

  • September is finally here! Don’t get me wrong, I love the summer and have had a great one this year, visiting my family in Greece and traveling to Italy for the first time (can you believe it?). Nevertheless, I’ve been anxious for the new season......

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