Artistic Director José Maria Condemi to present never-before seen productions appealing to both traditional and contemporary tastes.
Santa Barbara, CA, SEPTEMBER 24, 2010 – Opera Santa Barbara (OSB) announces the availability of single tickets for its 2010-11 season, effective immediately. This is the first season designed by new OSB Artistic Director, José Maria Condemi. It begins with An Evening with Patricia Racette on November 21 at 5:00 p.m. at The Granada. Ms. Racette, one of opera’s most in-demand sopranos, will sing some of opera’s most beloved arias including Madama Butterfly, Tosca, and Il Trovatore and many others. Maestro Valery Ryvkin will conduct a full orchestra. On March 4 and 6, OSB will present one of “grand opera’s” timeless favorites, Verdi’s La Traviata, at The Granada. José Maria Condemi will direct a cast that includes Rebecca Davis (Violetta), Ryan MacPherson (Alfredo), and Malcolm MacKenzie (Germont). Finally, a contemporary double-bill featuring The Adler Fellows from San Francisco Opera on April 8 and 10 at The Lobero, will present both the comic opera La Serva Padrona and Leonard Bernstein’s first opera, the bittersweet satire about 1950s suburbia, Trouble in Tahiti. These will be directed by acclaimed San Francisco director/choreographer Joe Goode. For tickets to productions at The Granada call 805.899.222 and for The Lobero, call 805.963.0761. Tickets range from $25-$150. For information and online reservations visit OperaSB.com.
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