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  • • 21|22 Premium Ticket Packages Update • In a year that rewarded bold vision and proactive initiatives, Opera Santa Barbara remains deeply committed to Santa Barbara’s performing arts community, local musicians, and sharing our art form in diverse ways. We are eager to share this dauntless spirit with you for our 21|22 Season......

  • • 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......

  • • Opera SB Welcomes Incoming Director of Marketing Jonathon McGee • Jonathon McGee comes to Opera Santa Barbara ahead of the 21|22 Season having spent the better part of the last decade serving in the nonprofit field with an emphasis in marketing. During his time......

  • • 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.......

  • • Honoring OSB Patron Dody Waugh | 1935—2021 • Dorothy Ann Currie (Dody Waugh), wife of OSB board member Eric Small, passed away peacefully at her home in Montecito, CA on May 19, 2021. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Dody was the only child of......

  • • 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,......

  • • OSB Bravo Society Patron Highlights | Mary Tonetti Dorra • 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 Member, Mary Tonetti Dorra, to share......

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