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Archive for February 2014

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Opera Santa Barbara is now selling spaces for our second annual Party Book of exclusive and fun events!

Each party has a limited number of spaces, and spaces are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Following are the parties being offered:

March 2: Academy Awards Party ($175 per person)

April 6: Hungarian Opera Dinner Party (Sold Out)

April 28: Opera in Historic Places: The Mural Room ($125 per person)

May 15: Opera Jeopardy! ($100 per person)

May 18: The Art of Sushi at Pagoda House ($150 per person)

June 22: Karaoke at the Salt Caves ($100 per person)

July 12: High Tea at the Tea Gardens ($135 per person)

August 24: Opera in Fine Homes featuring Menotti’s The Telephone ($150 per person)

September 27: Historic Walking Tour ($110 per person)

December 21: Christmas Lights Trolley Tour ($85 per person)

To purchase tickets, call Opera Santa Barbara at 805.898.3890.

CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the Party Book!


Valentine’s Gala 2014!

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VdayDancingCouplsOpera Santa Barbara invites you and your special valentine to join us for an elegant evening of music and dancing to celebrate our 20th Anniversary Season. Our Valentine’s Gala will feature a cocktail reception, romantic candlelight dinner, operatic arias and duets performed by the cast of Falstaff, a live auction, a silent auction Party Book, and dancing to famed local DJ Gavin Roy.

Friday, February 14, 2014, 5:30 pm

Four Seasons Biltmore Resort, Loggia Ballroom

Tickets: $275 per person or $550 per couple. VIP table of 8: $3,500

This event is Black Tie Optional and Valet Parking will be provided.

To reserve your tickets, call 805.898.3890.


The final free noontime concerts of our season will return in April. These concerts are offered FREE to the public, and feature the talented members of our Studio Artists Program. Concerts feature a diverse repertoire of popular and lesser-known operatic offerings, all accompanied by piano.

April concerts will be held on Thursdays April 3, 10 and 17 in the Faulkner Gallery at the Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 E. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara.

The start time is 12:00 noon.


Falstaff Demystified!

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Catherine Cook.lgFriday, February 21, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, MichaelKate Interiors, 132 Santa Barbara St.

 

Opera Santa Barbara returns to MichaelKate Interiors & Art Gallery to continue shedding light on the opera experience. Enjoy an intimate performance featuring San Francisco based mezzo-soprano, Catherine Cook (pictured at left); followed by a panel discussion where Falstaff stage director, Jose Maria Condemi, and conductor, Francesco Milioto will share their insights on Opera Santa Barbara’s upcoming production of Falstaff.  Come early to enjoy a glass of wine, and settle into the relaxing surroundings for an enlightening evening designed to deepen your appreciation of opera.
  • 5:00 PM – Wine reception
  • 5:30 PM – Catherine Cook performance
  • 6:00 PM – Discussion with Maestro Francesco Milioto & Stage Director Jose Maria Condemi; Moderated by James Donelan, Ph.D.

General Admission – $25; Students – $10

To purchase tickets, call: 805.898.3890

 


Falstaff Frill and Folly

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Wednesday, February 26, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Santa Barbara Art Foundry & Gallery, 120 Santa Barbara Street
and The Arts Fund, 205-C Santa Barbara Street

Opera Santa Barbara is excited to celebrate Falstaff with an evening of art, opera, & indulgence in the Funk Zone. Join us as we celebrate the debauchery of Falstaff, with a progressive feast, that promises to delight all the senses!  The night begins at the Arts Fund, to explore their newest exhibit of “Obsession” enjoy delectable light bites and hear from the artists. Guests will then be escorted to the Art Foundry & Gallery for a three-course farm to table dinner & wine pairing, while singers from Opera Santa Barbara thrill guests with their glorious tones throughout the feast!

FALSTAFF’S MENU:

Appetizers
Chili Caramel Chicharron Lollipop
Bacon Ribbon with Thyme & Smoked Black Pepper
Beet Shot & Avocado Sphere with Anise Toothpick

First Course
Wine & Winter Vegetable Braised Guinea Fowl Stew served with Artisanal Bread & Grass Fed Butter with Sea Salt

Second Course
Whole Roasted Suckling Pig (On Display)
Roasted Pork Loin with Pickled Apples & Wilted Cabbage served over Spiced Brown Butter Dumplings

Third Course
Surprise Dessert

Each course will be paired with wine from Blair Fox Wine Company.

Seating is limited, and advanced purchase is required. Tickets are $100, and may be purchased via phone by calling The Santa Barbara Art Foundry & Gallery: (805) 324-4230.