SANTA BARBARA YOUTH OPERA:

 

About SBYO:

Santa Barbara Youth Opera, now in its second year, provides young singers with tuition-free instruction and performance opportunities in a fun, rewarding and artistically challenging environment. Young singers will also enjoy unparalleled exposure to the workings of a professional opera company.

This year the SBYO celebrates the work of Benjamin Britten, with a performance of the composer’s Ceremony of Carols in December and an original children’s opera production of his one-act opera Noye’s Fludde in February.

Erin McKibben will direct the program in collaboration with Kostis Protopapas, Opera Santa Barbara’s Artistic Director and in conjunction with Andy Radford, Music Director of the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony.

For additional information, email youthopera@operasb.org or call 805-898-3890.

 

2017/2018 SBYO Performance Schedule

December 9, 2017, 5:00pm
Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols
at the Santa Barbara Presidio
OSB Artistic Director, Kostis Protopapas
Music Director, Erin McKibben
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February 3, 2018, 3:00pm
Noyes Fludde, a one-act opera
at First United Methodist Church
Kostis Protopapas, conductor
Andy Radford, Music Director of the
Santa Barbara Youth Symphony

 

February 9, 2018
Opera Santa Barbara’s Opera Ball
Four Seasons Biltmore in Montecito
Other outreach activities TBA.

L'Elisir d'Amore, March 2016, Photo by David Bazemore