Events & Happenings

We will be updating our Events page for the 2021|2022 Season soon!

  • OPERA AMBASSADORS GET A BEHIND-THE-CURTAIN TOUR AND LEARN ABOUT LIGHTWALKING   On September 14, a dozen Opera Ambassadors (aka OSB volunteers) quite literally enjoyed a rare peek behind the curtain, into the epicenter of the opera’s Costume Shop in the Paseo Nuevo mall in downtown Santa......

  • MEET OUR NEW BOARD CHAIR! We chat with incoming OSB Board Director Nicholas Burlett about Tosca, tech companies, and his latest cocktail  creation, “the Ersatz Albanian”. . What was your first opera? My first live in-person opera was Opera Santa Barbara’s 2009 production of Carmen. I......

  • • Joyce Familara Bids Farewell to Opera SB • Opera happens because a large number of things amazingly fail to go wrong. —Terry Pratchett This could not be more true of what it feels like for those of us who work behind the scenes and......

  • • OSB Bravo Society Highlights | Nancy Golden • As we close out our Bravo Society introductions series for this season, it is a pleasure to share some background on former Opera SB board chair, Endowment Fund annual donor and Bravo Society member, Nancy Golden.......

  • • The Lasting Novelty and Dramatic Power of Wagner’s Das Rheingold • In 1849, the 36-year-old Richard Wagner was on the verge of becoming the most successful opera composer in German-speaking Europe. And then calamity struck. The city of Dresden, where he was currently living, was......

  • • Opera SB Chrisman Studio Artist Spring Showcase Spotlight on Soprano Brooklyn Snow • There is still time to purchase your tickets for the Opera Santa Barbara Chrisman Studio Artist Spring Showcase! Opera SB will highlight its 20|21 Season Chrisman Studio Artists with two performances......

  • • Opera SB Chrisman Studio Artist Spring Showcase Spotlight on Mezzo-Soprano Max Potter •   There is still time to purchase your tickets for the Opera Santa Barbara Chrisman Studio Artist Spring Showcase!Opera SB will highlight its 20|21 Season Chrisman Studio Artists with two performances......

  • • Opera SB Chrisman Studio Artist Spring Showcase Spotlight on Tenor Matthew Greenblatt • There is still time to purchase your tickets for the Opera Santa Barbara Chrisman Studio Artist Spring Showcase!Opera SB will highlight its 20|21 Season Chrisman Studio Artists with two performances Saturday,......

  • • Opera SB Closes 20|21 Season with Das Rheingold• An epic ending and an auspicious beginning. In March 2020, our company was the last to produce a live performance in Santa Barbara before theater closures that have lasted for more than a year.  In June......

  • 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,......

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