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  • • Remembering Jean Nell 1924-2021 • In February, Opera Santa Barbara and many other performing arts groups and patrons mourned the loss of Jean Nell. Jean was a dedicated volunteer for our theaters during her lifetime and she generously provided for her favorite arts groups......

  • • Get to know Don Pasquale’s Jana McIntyre• Soprano Jana McIntyre has been praised for her “dancer’s grace, mercurial wit, and vibrant soprano tone” (Opera News). Later this season, she joins the casts of Palm Beach Opera’s The Magic Flute and Tulsa Opera’s Rigoletto to......

  • • Get to know Don Pasquale’s Andrew Potter• Bass Andrew Potter has garnered increasing demand across the country for his larger than life stage presence and voice to match. Of a recent performance in L’elisir d’amore, Opera Today hailed, “With his huge, all?encompassing bass voice and precise......

  • • OSB Bravo Society Patron Highlights | Joan Rutkowski • All Bravo Society members share a deep personal connection with opera. How they arrived at the decision to leave their own opera legacy is unique. We asked current OSB Board Chair, Joan Rutkowski, to share her story.......

  • On Friday, February 26 at 7PM (PT) join us for a special digital concert, Opera Santa Barbara Celebrates Black History Month in Song. We have invited OSB Studio Artist alumni and some of OSB’s favorite performers to sing pieces curated in part by African-American tenor,......

  • • OSB Bravo Society Patron Highlights | Judy Smith• All Bravo Society members share a deep personal connection with opera. How they arrived at the decision to leave their own opera legacy is unique. We asked OSB Board member, Judy Smith, to share her story. Classical music has......

  • THE 2021 CHRISMAN STUDIO ARTISTS Named in recognition of the support of Sarah and Roger Chrisman, Opera Santa Barbara’s Chrisman Studio Artist Program provides high-level performance opportunities and valuable training to some of the country’s most talented up-and-coming opera singers. Opera Santa Barbara wanted to......

  • • We look back at 2020 • OSB 2020: BY THE NUMBERS In a year marked both by triumph and heartache, Opera Santa Barbara continued to bring its art form to long-time supporters and new friends both in our local community and around the world.......

  • • 20|21 Season Subscription Update•   We have decided that due to continued restrictions in California through the end of December, that we must postpone our mid-season opera, Little Women, that was scheduled for January 15 & 17, 2021 at the Lobero Theatre. We will reschedule the production as......

  • • Staying Home for Christmas | Free Virtual Holiday Concert•   Staying Home for Christmas | Free Virtual Holiday Concert Join us for classic and surprise performances of holiday favorites and original songs by favorite artists from across Santa Barbara’s rich musical scene, hosted by ......

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