sponsorship members in the audience

School students enjoy a free performance at the Lobero in 2022, photo by Zach Mendez


Opera Santa Barbara’s mainstage productions and community events reflect the heart of our creative programming. You can show your passion for opera by sponsoring your favorite production, artist or role, individual concert or series, educational program or one-time event. Your generosity enables us to produce works of the highest quality employing local, regional and national talent that enhance Santa Barbara’s reputation as a vibrant cultural destination.

All sponsors are recognized in our printed and digital opera programs, production suppertitles, and on our website and social media posts, in addition to receiving private invitations to behind the scenes production events and parties.

A sponsorship in any amount will contribute to your overall giving level with Opera Santa Barbara and may qualify you for additional donor benefits and recognition.

Sponsorships and benefits may also be customized to meet your individual giving priorities and interests. Annual sponsorship opportunities include:

SEASON SPONSORSHIP ($50,000 and more)
This premier sponsorship opportunity receives top billing on all of Opera Santa Barbara’s season publicity and individual production materials for an entire year in addition to priority seating and other sponsor benefits.

Lead supporters of our individual season productions receive exclusive access to rehearsals and invitations to meet with our Artistic Director and the production’s design team, and cast along with sponsor credits and optional program ads for their chosen production.

ARTIST SPONSORSHIPS ($5,000 – $15,000)
Support the work of a single artist of your choice–a stage director, conductor, or singer appearing in one of our season’s productions. You’ll have an opportunity to meet your sponsored artist in addition to receiving featured recognition in our program, supertitles and website.

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS & EVENTS ($2,5000 – $15,000)
Throughout the year, Opera Santa Barbara offers free and low cost community concerts, educational forms, and open rehearsals attracting hundreds of audience members of all ages. Contact our office to find out about upcoming programs that need your support. Receive name and/or logo recognition on all event promotional materials, reserved seating, event signage, and other benefits as appropriate.

LA DOLCE VITA! ($5,000+)
In 2022 Opera Santa Barbara began a new tradition with La Dolce Vita, our new annual fundraiser and the most entertaining party of the year. This year’s operatic bash will be held at the Montecito Club on Friday, May 19, 2023. Watch for sponsorship opportunities this February.

View our 2022-23 Sponsors

Volunteering Opportunities

Opera Santa Barbara would not exist without volunteers, whose contribution of time and resources saves us thousands of dollars each year.

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