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  • OSB Development Director Marylove Thralls Returns to Freelance Consulting Practice Opera Santa Barbara is officially announcing that Development Director Marylove Thralls will be vacating her position to return to her marketing consulting practice, ML Creative Consulting, as of September 1. Over the past two years......

  • • Opera Santa Barbara Elects Mahri Kerley and Dylan Minor to Board of Directors • Opera Santa Barbara is honored to welcome Mahri Kerley, founder of Chaucer’s Bookstore and Dr. Dylan Minor, Head of School at Anacapa School to its Board of Directors. Both elections......

  • • Opera Santa Barbara Elects Patricia Dixon and Josepha DiRado to Board of Directors • Patricia Dixon (L); Josepha DiRado (R) “As we conclude our 25th anniversary season, we are thrilled to welcome to the OSB Board Josepha DiRado, one of our company’s earliest supporters,......

  • 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......

  • 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......

  • 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......

  • 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......

  • 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......

  • • 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......

  • 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......

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