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Welcome to the Events & Happenings

On Thursday, November 7, Opera Santa Barbara will present a Pop-Up Opera at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. The performance will take place at 5:00 pm in one of the museum’s galleries. The musical pieces have been specifically selected to pair with the permanent collection presentation Art to Zoo: Exploring Animal Natures.

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Opera Santa Barbara cordially invites you to a Gala Dinner celebrating the launch of our 21st Season and the opening night of Verdi’s Rigoletto.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Two Thousand Fourteen

5:00 pm

The Granada

Your evening will include:

Valet Parking

3-course pre-opera dinner catered by Rincon Events featuring wines by Palmina

Opening Night performance of Rigoletto

Post-performance dessert celebration with the cast, conductor and director

$250 per person (ticket holders) or $375 per person (includes a Section A opera ticket)

Black Tie Optional

To make your reservation, call 805.898.3890

ArtistHostEblastSMOpera Santa Barbara is very excited about our upcoming season, featuring three fully-staged operas! This season continues OSB’s dedication to bringing high caliber professional artists to the stage of the Granada Theatre. One of the ways in which we are able to maintain a roster of fabulous singers, is through our Artist Host program. You can support our work by becoming an Artist Host.

Artist Hosts provide housing for one of our artists. We request a private bedroom, private bathroom, access to a kitchen and internet access. We are able to install internet if that is not available. Hosts are not expected to provide transportation, meals, or any other amenity. The artists tend to be working most afternoons and evenings, and enjoy quiet time in the mornings.

Artist hosts are given two tickets to the production, an invitation to the Artist Welcome Party, an invitation to a Private Rehearsal and Reception, an invitation to the Opening Night Party and a $100 stipend to cover any utility costs.

Dates we need housing for are October 13 – November 10, 2014; February 9 – March 9, 2015; and March 28 – April 27, 2015.

If you are interested in this program, or have any questions, please contact Kristen Reed at or by calling 805.898.3890.