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• OSB Bravo Society Highlights | Nancy Golden • As we close out our Bravo Society introductions series for this season, it is a pleasure to share some background on former Opera SB board chair, Endowment Fund annual donor and Bravo Society member, Nancy Golden. Nancy...

• Honoring OSB Patron Dody Waugh | 1935—2021 • Dorothy Ann Currie (Dody Waugh), wife of OSB board member Eric Small, passed away peacefully at her home in Montecito, CA on May 19, 2021. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Dody was the only child of Alice...

• OSB Bravo Society Patron Highlights | Mary Tonetti Dorra • All Bravo Society members share a deep personal connection with opera. How they arrived at the decision to leave their own opera legacy is unique. We asked current OSB Board Member, Mary Tonetti Dorra, to share her...

• Remembering Jean Nell 1924-2021 • [caption id="attachment_15593" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Bravo Society Member Jean Nell celebrating OSB's Silver Anniversary during the 18|19 Season alongside Montecito Journal's Richard Mineards[/caption] In February, Opera Santa Barbara and many other performing arts groups and patrons mourned the loss of Jean Nell....

• OSB Bravo Society Patron Highlights | Joan Rutkowski • [caption id="attachment_15364" align="aligncenter" width="350"] President of Opera SB, Joan Rutkowski, at the Granada Theater in June 2012. Photo © Kevin Steele[/caption] All Bravo Society members share a deep personal connection with opera. How they arrived at the decision to...

• OSB Bravo Society Patron Highlights | Judy Smith• All Bravo Society members share a deep personal connection with opera. How they arrived at the decision to leave their own opera legacy is unique. We asked OSB Board member, Judy Smith, to share her story. Classical music has long been...

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