Events & Happenings

  •   Opera Santa Barbara’s popular Noontime Concert series is now scheduled for the 2017/2018 Season. Concerts will be performed in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Ojai, Solvang and Santa Maria. A total of 26 free concerts will be offered this season! Following is the list of free......

  • Opera Santa Barbara will offer a series of free Masterclasses, featuring professional coaches working with members of Opera Santa Barbara’s Mosher Studio Artist Program. Following this the Spring 2017 schedule: March 18: Warren Jones Faculty Member of the Manhattan School of Music, Music Academy of the......

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

  • 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 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 is seeking young artists with exceptional career potential and some professional experience for its 2017-18 Mosher Studio Artist Program. Studio Artists perform and cover roles in main-stage productions, perform in educational and outreach programs, and study with Artistic Director Kostis Protopapas and......

  • Opera Santa Barbara is partnering with Santa Barbara City College’s Center for Lifelong Learning to offer a new course on opera during the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 quarters. Titled “Opera in Performance”, the course will be centered around the three operas being performed in OSB’s 2016-17......

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