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  • 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 ......

  • • Stand Up for Artists this Giving Tuesday• What has music meant to you these last nine months? For this giving season, we are especially thankful for the artists who have performed for us in ways we never expected. Until our theaters and performance venues......

  • • Opera SB Presents Carmen, A Live Drive-In Opera• Opera Santa Barbara is thrilled to announce Carmen, A Live Drive-In Opera, our company’s first live drive-in opera production as part of the Concerts In Your Car series at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. The only performance......

  • • Opera SB Presents a Webstream of Stephen Schwartz’s Séance On A Wet Afternoon (2009)• It’s that time of the year for all things creepy. In the mood for a dark psychological thriller? Opera Santa Barbara is opening its vault to unleash something spooky and......

  • • EVENT UPDATE: CANCELLED Opera SB Presents Opera in the Park •   Event Update: To our Opera SB Family and Friends,   We regret to inform you that our Opera in the Park event scheduled for Saturday, October 17 at Elings Park has been cancelled.  Despite......

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