La bohème, November 2011, Photo by David Bazemore
Archive for January 2012

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Next week’s “Opera on the GO!” presentation on opera in film has been moved to the Granada Theater’s Founders Room (1214 State Street, SB 93101). This change will affect ONLY this lecture; the remainder of the series will be back at its regular home: The Santa Barbara Historical Museum.

“Opera in Film; The Sequel” will feature Mashey Bernstein talking about opera’s influence in modern films and is a sequel to the popular talk he gave last year. Using clips from Moonstruck, Godfather III (pictured on homepage), Apocalypse Now, Citizen Kane (pictured here) and others, this illustrated presentation will explore the significant ways that opera has been used in movies to enhance the plot, develop characters and comment on the theme.

The talk will be presented on Tuesday, January 17, at 5:30 pm at the Granada Theatre Founders Room, 1214 State Street. Please note this special date and location!

Tickets: $15 General, $12 Subscribers & Museum Members, $5 Students.


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Opera Santa Barbara is looking for dancers based in the Santa Barbara and Southern CA area for its upcoming new production of Gluck’s “Orpheus and Eurydice” which will be presented on April 27th and 29th at the Lobero Theater. THERE IS A FEE OFFERED.

Have you ever loved so deeply that you would storm heaven and earth for your heart’s desire? In Gluck’s Orpheus and Eurydice, Orpheus’s grief at the death of Eurydice is so profound Cupid is moved to appear, telling him he may go to the Underworld and bring her back to life. But there is a catch: he cannot look at her while they journey back.

Directed by OSB’s own Artistic Director, Jose Maria Condemi and choreographed by American-based Greek choreographer Yannis Adoniou, Artistic Director of the renowned San Francisco-based KUNST-STOFF. Adoniou’s work explores the intersection of multiple art forms and aesthetics, employing dance as the central medium. His growing body of work has defined a signature style that combines classical rigor with the unbridled expressivity of improvisation and abstract modern idioms.

Contemporary dancers with strong classical ballet training and modern techniques. Partnering skills also required.

All dancers will be seen at the same time, please plan to stay for the full time period. Candidates should wear clothes that allow them to move freely. Ladies should not wear point shoes. Please come warmed up.

WHEN: Monday, January 23, 2012 from 7 – 9pm

WHERE: The Adderley School & Studios
319-B State Street, Santa Barbara CA 93101

We will be able to see about 20 dancers on a first-come first-serve basis.
For further information call Brian at 805.898.3890.

TO SIGN UP PLEASE EMAIL by the morning of Friday, January 20.