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• Joyce Familara Bids Farewell to Opera SB • [caption id="attachment_16095" align="aligncenter" width="840"] (L to R) Tim Accurso, Nina Dunbar, Joyce Familara, Kostis Protopapas, Zach Mendez, Laura Teague, and Jonathon McGee[/caption] Opera happens because a large number of things amazingly fail to go wrong. —Terry Pratchett This could...

• Opera SB Welcomes Incoming Director of Marketing Jonathon McGee • [caption id="attachment_16000" align="aligncenter" width="606"] Photo by Taggart Lee[/caption] Jonathon McGee comes to Opera Santa Barbara ahead of the 21|22 Season having spent the better part of the last decade serving in the nonprofit field with an...

• The Lasting Novelty and Dramatic Power of Wagner's Das Rheingold • In 1849, the 36-year-old Richard Wagner was on the verge of becoming the most successful opera composer in German-speaking Europe. And then calamity struck. The city of Dresden, where he was currently living, was seized...

Opera Santa Barbara will present Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love, and Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi by Puccini in 2015-16. Single-ticket sales for Opera Santa Barbara’s 2015-16 season will begin on Saturday, August 15. Ranging from $29 to $204, tickets can be...

Celebrated conductor Kostis Protopapas, whose engaging podium presence, incisive musicality, and administrative acumen have garnered praise from critics and industry professionals nationwide, has been named artistic director of Opera Santa Barbara. With the appointment, which caps a seven-month international search, Mr. Protopapas becomes just the...

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