About SBYO:

Santa Barbara Youth Opera provides young performers with high-level instruction and performance opportunities in a fun, rewarding and artistically challenging environment. SBYO members have sung in our mainstage productions, performed in our summer youth opera camp, and can now participate in our new online program SBYO Connects!

Email [email protected] or call 805-898-3890 for more information.

Introducing SB Youth Opera Connects
New Education Program for the 20|21 Season!

SB Youth Opera Connects Info:

About the Program:
We are connecting with you in a new way this season. SBYO Connects will highlight opera’s multidisciplinary and collaborative nature. Students will participate in monthly virtual masterclasses with leading industry professionals exploring a wide range of theatrical topics. All necessary materials will be provided. Students will be given creative projects each month to practice and apply their new skills, culminating with virtual presentations of their completed projects for feedback from their peers and instructors.

Classes will include:

  • Acting
  • Makeup for the Stage
  • Costuming
  • Writing
  • Design
  • Composing and more!

Dates and Registration Info:
November 2020-June 2021. Registration now open.

  • Recommended for students aged 10-18.
  • $500 per student for 8-month program.
  • Scholarships and payment plan options available.


Tim Accurso at [email protected] 

Supported in part by:

The Mithun Family Foundation

The Towbes Fund for the Performing Arts, a field of interest fund of the Santa Barbara Foundation

Santa Barbara Bowl – a first-time grant for SB Youth Opera

Eve Bernstein

Odyssey, June 2019, Zach Mendez Photo