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  • 5 Things to Expect At Your First Opera Opera can be a bit intimidating and if you’ve never been to one, it’s hard to know how to prepare. It isn’t like popping into an afternoon matinee or catching a weekend concert, but it’s worth a......

  • Susan Anderson | 2018/19 La Bohéme Production & Orchestra Coordinator Opera Santa Barbara is celebrating 25 years! Over the course of the 2018/19 season, we will be profiling musicians, artists, board members, and staff both past and current who have brought a quarter-century of thrilling opera......

  • Opera Santa Barbara’s popular Noontime Concert series is now scheduled for our 2018/2019 25th Anniversary Season. Concerts will be performed in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, Ojai, Lompoc, Solvang, and Santa Maria. A total of 19 free concerts will be offered this season! Following is the......

  • Sam Fischer | 2018/19 Opera Santa Barbara Concertmaster Opera Santa Barbara is celebrating 25 years! Over the course of the 2018/19 season, we will be profiling musicians, artists, board members, and staff both past and current who have brought a quarter-century of thrilling opera to......

  • Jennifer Lindsay and the Art of Historical Costuming Jennifer Lindsay’s pursuits in life are as varied as they are remarkable. To let someone know you are an opera singer invites curiosity and fascination. But to also say you hold degrees in Mathematics, Operations Research and......

  • *Update! The position has been filled. Please check our Employment Opportunities page for any openings in the future.  Opera Santa Barbara is hiring! We are looking for an Education & Outreach Manager to join our team. This individual will coordinate and oversee all Opera SB’s......

  • • Susan Aberle & Barbara Burger to join Board of Directors • Company welcomes two new staff members   SANTA BARBARA, CA… Susan Aberle and Barbara Burger have been elected to Opera Santa Barbara’s Board of Directors. In addition, two new staff members will join......

  • When Benjamin Britten was a young boy in Suffolk in the 1920’s, his musical talents were so evident that his mother was confident that when he grew up he would become the fourth B… after Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. Ben didn’t quite make it but......

  • The Board of Directors of Opera Santa Barbara is pleased to announce that its  Artistic Director, Kostis Protopapas has accepted additional responsibilities as General Director for the organization. At their November 27 meeting, the Executive Committee and the full board unanimously approved a proposal to create......

  • Opera Santa Barbara will open its 2017-18 season with a sumptuous production of Jules Massenet’s sultry Manon starring celebrated soprano Sarah Coburn at 7:30 pm on Friday, November 3, followed by an encore performance at 2:30 pm on Sunday, November 5. Both performances will take......

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