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The Opera Ball!

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Opera Santa Barbara invites you to The Opera Ball, a Masquerade Gala honoring Marilyn Horne for her outstanding contributions to the operatic art form.

The event will be held Friday, February 13, 2015 at 6:00 pm at the Four Seasons Biltmore Resort Loggia Ballroom.

The event will feature:

  • A Cocktail Reception
  • Three-Course Dinner
  • Operatic Arias and Duets performed by the cast of L’italiana in Algeri
  • A live auction with auctioneer Andrew Firestone
  • A Silent Auction Party Book
  • Dancing to the music of local DJ Gavin Roy

Tickets are $275 per person, $2,200 for a Table of 8 and $3,500 for a VIP Table of 8

Suggested attire is Black Tie Optional with Masks

To purchase tickets, 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.