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  • Opera Santa Barbara has named four outstanding young vocalists Mosher Studio Artists for 2016-17. Under an expansion of the company’s artist residency program begun last year, the four standout singers and an apprentice vocal coach will take part in Opera Santa Barbara productions, community events......

  • Opera Santa Barbara will open its 2016-17 season with a colorfully electrifying production of Carmen, Georges Bizet’s enduring tale of love and jealousy set amid the vibrant, unruly streets of 19th century Seville. Performances will take place at 7:30 pm on Friday, November 4, and......

  • Nancy Golden, an accomplished marketing and fundraising professional with a distinguished record of involvement with area cultural and nonprofit organizations, has been named Opera Santa Barbara Board chair. Ms. Golden, who had been serving as vice-chair, will succeed Sandra Urquhart when her two-year term begins......

  • 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......

  • Cynthia D. Brittain , an estate planning and tax law specialist with the Northern Trust Corp., has been elected to the Board of Directors for Opera Santa Barbara. Her three-year term began in September. Born in North Carolina, Ms. Brittain earned undergraduate degrees in economics......

  • Tuesday, April 14 6:30 pm Tre Lune Restaurant 1151 Coast Village Road, Montecito Opera Santa Barbara returns to Tre Lune Restaurant in Montecito for our annual opera night. The evening will feature a four-course prix fixe dinner with each course preceded by performances from members......

  • Join Opera santa Barbara for a staged performance of Gian Carlo Menotti’s one-act comic opera The Telephone. Premiering in 1947, the opera tells the story of Ben, who is leaving on a trip and wants to propose to his girlfriend Lucy before leaving. however, Lucy......

  •   Opera Santa Barbara will present Menotti’s one-act opera The Telephone on Monday, August 25 at 12:00 pm at the Center Stage Theatre. Premiering in 1947, the opera tells the story of Ben, who is leaving on a trip and wants to propose to his girlfriend......

  • Opera SB Patron Services Associate Malena Jones sat down with Maestro Francesco Milioto to talk about Falstaff, which he calls “a complete joy ride from the beginning to the end… be ready for high-paced music, fun, scheming…” Malena Jones (MJ): Falstaff is such an ensemble......

  • Friday, February 21, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, MichaelKate Interiors, 132 Santa Barbara St.   Opera Santa Barbara returns to MichaelKate Interiors & Art Gallery to continue shedding light on the opera experience. Enjoy an intimate performance featuring San Francisco based mezzo-soprano, Catherine Cook (pictured at......

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