Opera Santa Barbara Online Press Room

For all press inquiries, please contact Marylove Thralls: 805.898.3890 or via email Click Here

Press Releases

  • 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......

  • • Susan Aberle & Barbara Burger to join Board of Directors • Company welcomes two new staff members   SANTA BARBARA, CA… Susan Aberle and Barbara Burger have been elected to Opera Santa Barbara’s Board of Directors. In addition, two new staff members will join......

  • The Board of Directors of Opera Santa Barbara is pleased to announce that its  Artistic Director, Kostis Protopapas has accepted additional responsibilities as General Director for the organization. At their November 27 meeting, the Executive Committee and the full board unanimously approved a proposal to create......

  • Opera Santa Barbara will open its 2017-18 season with a sumptuous production of Jules Massenet’s sultry Manon starring celebrated soprano Sarah Coburn at 7:30 pm on Friday, November 3, followed by an encore performance at 2:30 pm on Sunday, November 5. Both performances will take......

Archives
Photo by David Bazemore