The Lobero Theatre is among great company on Architectural Digests’ 11 Most Beautiful Theatres in the World List. Opera Santa Barbara is honored to call the Lobero Theatre one of our home theatres and we are excited to present both Il Trovatore and Zorro there this season! Congrats to all of our friends at the Lobero! Another badge of pride for our Santa Barbara arts community.

Lobero Theatre (Santa Barbara, California)

In February of 2023, the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara celebrated its 150th anniversary. Designed by notable California architect George Washington Smith in collaboration with Lutah Maria Riggs, the property was finished around the time the city’s architectural personality was taking shape. Designed in the Spanish Colonial style, the aesthetic is now interwoven into the city’s identity. (via Architectural Digest)

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