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  • September is finally here! Don’t get me wrong, I love the summer and have had a great one this year, visiting my family in Greece and traveling to Italy for the first time (can you believe it?). Nevertheless, I’ve been anxious for the new season......

  • Mary Tonetti Dorra, an author and former University of California instructor who has supported numerous area cultural organizations over several decades, has been elected to the Board of Directors for Opera Santa Barbara. Her three-year term began in June. Born in Macon, Georgia, Ms. Dorra......

  • Opera Santa Barbara will hold additional Youth Opera auditions for its 2016-17 season on September 9 in Ojai. We are looking for singers ages 7 to 18 of exceptional talent, enthusiasm, and musical ability to be a part of our dynamic company. Productions include Bizet’s......

  • Opera Santa Barbara will open its 23rd season with Georges Bizet’s timeless drama Carmen on November 4 and 6, followed by compelling productions of Leoš Janá?ek’s imaginative The Cunning Little Vixen on March 3 and 5, and Giacomo Puccini’s richly melodic La Rondine on April......

  • Opera Santa Barbara will welcome four promising young vocalists for 17 weeks of performances, training, and community events under an expansion of its artist residency program early next year. The company’s new Mosher Studio Artist Program will enable four singers and an accompanist to take......

  • Celebrated conductor Kostis Protopapas, whose engaging podium presence, incisive musicality, and administrative acumen have garnered praise from critics and industry professionals nationwide, has been named artistic director of Opera Santa Barbara. With the appointment, which caps a seven-month international search, Mr. Protopapas becomes just the......

  • Trattoria Vittoria, an authentic Italian restaurant located just around the corner from the Granada Theatre is offering a post-performance celebration featuring a special dinner following our matinee performance of A Streetcar Named Desire. Sunday, April 26 5:45 pm Trattoria Vittoria 30 East Victoria Street, Santa......

  • Opera Santa Barbara and the Bacara Resort & Spa are partnering on an extraordinary night of fine wine, fine food and fine music! Inspired by Verona, the “City of Love” as made famous by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, this elegant evening offers the perfect coupling......

  • Opera Santa Barbara will be holding auditions for future chorus and comprimario opportunities for the 14/15 season consisting of Rigoletto, L’italiani in Algeri, and A Streetcar Named Desire. WOMEN Note: there is no women’s chorus in any of these shows. If you sang in any......

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