Opera Santa Barbara 2017|2018 Season!

  • Soft silks and delicious taffetas. Ropes of pearls against bare skin. Candlelight reflected in exquisite gilt mirrors. This is the boudoir world of rococo France, where a woman’s face is her fortune. Manon learns early that men will give her anything because she is young and beautiful. She’s happy to play the game, until she makes the fatal mistake of falling in love.

    This scandalous story of love, lust and greed became an instant sensation in 18th Century Paris. We bring it to life once more in a sumptuous production featuring a large, talented cast and orchestra, and the most magnificent costumes we have ever put on the Granada stage.

  • Rossini’s comic masterpiece has been charming audiences for more than 200 years. It’s all about bribery, deceit and disguise as Figaro—barber by day and matchmaker by night—helps the beautiful Rosina and Count Lindoro outwit and outmaneuver their befuddled elders.

    Comedy, romance, vocal pyrotechnics, and a fabulous cast—our production delivers it all. The stylish sets and costumes are new to the United States, and were inspired by the work of Barcelona’s superstar architect Antoni Gaudi.

Photo: David Bazemore