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  • 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......

  • Meet our Onegin!   Baritone Lee Poulis, who made his OSB debut as Ford in 2014’s Falstaff returns to the Santa Barbara stage in Eugene Onegin in the title role.  Name: Lee Poulis Role: Eugene Onegin Hometown: Greenlawn, NY What’s the best love story in opera? Walther......

  • Meet our Lenski!   OSB Studio Artist Alumnus Elliott Deasy returns to the OSB stage in Eugene Onegin as Lenski. Name: Elliott Deasy Role:Lenski Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma What’s the best love story in opera? Der Rosenkavalier. For some reason that love story resonates with me. I see......

  • Meet our Olga!   2018/19 Chrisman Studio Artist Ashley Kay Armstrong is making her OSB debut in Eugene Onegin as Tatiana’s younger sister, the joyful and vibrant Olga. What’s the best love story in opera? Frugola and her cat. What language is your favorite to......

  • Don Bobbs | Opera SB Volunteer Opera Santa Barbara is celebrating 25 years! Over the course of the 2018/19 season, we will be profiling musicians, artists, board members, volunteers and staff both past and current who have brought a quarter-century of thrilling opera to Santa......

  • Have an opera lover in your life? Don’t know what to get them for Christmas? We’ve got you covered. Our Opera SB Holiday Gift Guide 2018 has some fun gift ideas for those new to opera and long time fans. From clever shirts to recently Grammy......

  • The artist mandate Every worthwhile artistic endeavor begins with the desire of a single human being, the artist, to create something new, which, whether born out of personal experience or historical circumstance, has the power to illuminate the human experience in a unique and irreplaceable......

  • Choosing the Best Seats at The Granada Theatre When it comes to buying the best seats for a show, there is only one “universal truth” and that is: The earlier you buy, the better combination of value and price you get. In deciding which seat......

  • 5 Things to Expect At Your First Opera Opera can be a bit intimidating and if you’ve never been to one, it’s hard to know how to prepare. It isn’t like popping into an afternoon matinee or catching a weekend concert, but it’s worth a......

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