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  • • Get to know Don Pasquale’s Jana McIntyre• Soprano Jana McIntyre has been praised for her “dancer’s grace, mercurial wit, and vibrant soprano tone” (Opera News). Later this season, she joins the casts of Palm Beach Opera’s The Magic Flute and Tulsa Opera’s Rigoletto to......

  • • Get to know Don Pasquale’s Andrew Potter• Bass Andrew Potter has garnered increasing demand across the country for his larger than life stage presence and voice to match. Of a recent performance in L’elisir d’amore, Opera Today hailed, “With his huge, all?encompassing bass voice and precise......

  • • OSB Bravo Society Patron Highlights | Joan Rutkowski • 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 current OSB Board Chair, Joan Rutkowski, to share her story.......

  • • 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......

  • • 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......

  • See the New Digital Projections for Opera SB’s Madama Butterfly Opera Santa Barbara’s 2019/20 Season opener, Madama Butterfly, will be the third production in the company’s 26-year history. Giacomo Puccini’s classic is one of the world’s most beloved operas. It is also often produced and......

  • Meet the cast for Opera Santa Barbara’s 19|20 Season Opener Madama Butterfly The cast is made up of quite a few familiar faces–some of who made their Opera SB debuts during our special 25th Anniversary season last year. This production will be our third time......

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