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  • • Opera Santa Barbara Elects Nick Burlett to Board of Directors • Opera Santa Barbara is honored to welcome Nicholas (Nick) Burlett, a Director of Engineering at Green Hills Software to its Board of Directors. His election took place in February of this year.  “I’m......

  • To our Opera SB Family, It is with heavy hearts that we have made the tough decision to cancel our production of Romeo and Juliet that was scheduled for May 1 & 3 at the Lobero Theatre. Team OSB and I have tried to remain optimistic in hopes that the......

  • Opera Santa Barbara has been part of this community for over 25 years and the health and safety of our patrons, artists, and staff is a top priority. Due to impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) you will find updated information below regarding the remainder of our......

  • The Opera Santa Barbara family mourns the unexpected loss of our beloved Maestro Valéry Ryvkin, our Artistic Director and Principal Conductor from 1999 until 2008. Valéry was not only a consummate musician and terrific conductor, but also, and perhaps more importantly, a human being of rare......

  • In a pilot program to make opera more accessible to North County residents, Opera SB will be offering free bus transportation for residents to the Sunday Matinee performance of its first opera sung in Spanish, Mexican-American composer Daniel Catán’s Il Postino (The Postman) on Sunday,......

  • OSB Development Director Marylove Thralls Returns to Freelance Consulting Practice Opera Santa Barbara is officially announcing that Development Director Marylove Thralls will be vacating her position to return to her marketing consulting practice, ML Creative Consulting, as of September 1. Over the past two years......

  • • Opera Santa Barbara Elects Mahri Kerley and Dylan Minor to Board of Directors • Opera Santa Barbara is honored to welcome Mahri Kerley, founder of Chaucer’s Bookstore and Dr. Dylan Minor, Head of School at Anacapa School to its Board of Directors. Both elections......

  • • Opera Santa Barbara Elects Patricia Dixon and Josepha DiRado to Board of Directors • Patricia Dixon (L); Josepha DiRado (R) “As we conclude our 25th anniversary season, we are thrilled to welcome to the OSB Board Josepha DiRado, one of our company’s earliest supporters,......

  • • The Board of Directors for Opera Santa Barbara approve to create a pilot board internship program for innovative two-year trial • At its December 2 meeting, the Opera Santa Barbara Board of Directors approved a motion to appoint two candidates as Board Interns for a two-year......

  • *Update! The position has been filled. Please check our Employment Opportunities page for any openings in the future.  Opera Santa Barbara is hiring! We are looking for an Education & Outreach Manager to join our team. This individual will coordinate and oversee all Opera SB’s......

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