Lobero Theatre | Friday, April 19 at 7:30pm & Sunday April 21, 2024 at 2:30pm

Genre: Adventure Opera
Running time: 2 hours
Language: Sung in English and Spanish with surtitles
Venue: Lobero Theatre

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The season will close on Friday, April 19th, and Sunday, April 21st, 2024 at the Lobero Theatre, with the company premiere of Hector Armienta’s swashbuckling adventure Zorro. Premiered in 2022 at Opera Southwest, Zorro is based on the adventures of Johnston McCully’s legendary pulp hero, the dashing masked vigilante who defends the commoners and indigenous peoples of California against tyrannical officials. Tenor Xavier Prado stars in the title role and soprano Oriana Falla is his beloved Ana Maria, both in their company debuts. Mezzo soprano Kelly Guerra returns as the high-born Carlotta, baritone Bernardo Bermudez portrays the hero’s nemesis Moncada. Anthony Barrese, who conducted the 2022 premiere, will lead the Opera Santa Barbara Orchestra and Chorus in his company debut. The production, which will feature sets and projections by Daniel Chapman (Madama Butterfly, 2019), will be directed by Octavio Cardenas, who last directed Cruzar la cara de la luna in 2021.


Lobero Theatre
33 E Canon Perdido St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Cast & Credits


Octavio Cardenas

Anthony Barrese


Xavier Prado

Carlotta de Obragón:
Kelly Guerra

Ana Maria:
Oriana Falla

Géneral Moncada:
Bernardo Bermudez

Jessica Gonzalez Rodriguez

Sergeant José Maria Gomez:
Omar Rodriguez