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On Stage

Murder, marriage, and mayhem are all at play in our 24|25 Season. All shows will be at the Lobero Theatre with two opportunities to see each opera! 

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Friday, November 8; Sunday, November 10

Ruggero Leoncavallo, 1892

A classic tale of lust, jealousy, and murder inside a troupe of comedians. This new production by Octavio Cardenas and Daniel Chapman is set in 1930’s Italy, inspired by Italian neorealist cinema.  

Genre: Drama/Thriller
Running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes including intermission
Language: Italian with English supertitles
Venue: Lobero Theatre

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Friday, February 21; Sunday, February 23

Wolfgang A. Mozart, 1786

Mozart’s masterpiece of seduction, mistaken identities, and master/servant rivalries set on a luxury ocean liner in the 1920’s.  Projection and set design by Sara Widzer and Yuki Izumihara, who created Opera SB’s Semele at the Lobero in January 2022.  Starring a Southern California cast featuring almuni of our Chrisman Studio Program including Colin Ramsey, Sunwoo Park, and Jennifer Lindsay. Kostis Protopapas conducts the Opera Santa Barbara Chorus and Orchestra. 

Genre: Romantic Comedy set on an Ocean liner in the 1920s
Running time: 3 hours
Language: Italian with English supertitles
Venue: Lobero Theatre

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Friday, May 2; Sunday, May 4

Gaetano Donizetti , 1840

A girl raised on the battlefield by a rowdy French Regiment falls in love with an enemy peasant boy, in the ultimate bel canto romantic comedy full of melodies and vocal fireworks. Starring Jana McIntyre, and directed by Pacific Opera Project’s irrepressible Josh Shaw.

Genre: Romantic Comedy
Running time: 2 hours and 30 mins
Language: French with English supertitles
Venue: Lobero Theatre

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