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Press Releases

  • • 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......

  • • Opera SB Closes 20|21 Season with Das Rheingold• An epic ending and an auspicious beginning. In March 2020, our company was the last to produce a live performance in Santa Barbara before theater closures that have lasted for more than a year.  In June......

  • • 20|21 Season Subscription Update•   We have decided that due to continued restrictions in California through the end of December, that we must postpone our mid-season opera, Little Women, that was scheduled for January 15 & 17, 2021 at the Lobero Theatre. We will reschedule the production as......

  • • Staying Home for Christmas | Free Virtual Holiday Concert•   Staying Home for Christmas | Free Virtual Holiday Concert Join us for classic and surprise performances of holiday favorites and original songs by favorite artists from across Santa Barbara’s rich musical scene, hosted by ......

  • • Stand Up for Artists this Giving Tuesday• What has music meant to you these last nine months? For this giving season, we are especially thankful for the artists who have performed for us in ways we never expected. Until our theaters and performance venues......

  • • Opera SB Presents Carmen, A Live Drive-In Opera• Opera Santa Barbara is thrilled to announce Carmen, A Live Drive-In Opera, our company’s first live drive-in opera production as part of the Concerts In Your Car series at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. The only performance......

  • • Opera SB Presents a Webstream of Stephen Schwartz’s Séance On A Wet Afternoon (2009)• It’s that time of the year for all things creepy. In the mood for a dark psychological thriller? Opera Santa Barbara is opening its vault to unleash something spooky and......

  • • Opera SB Presents Livestreams of The Barber of Seville (2018) & Lucia di Lammermoor (2002)•   STAYING CONNECTED WITH YOU Unfortunately, as we have had to postpone our 20|21 Season opener La Traviata to later in the spring, we are excited to offer two......

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