Opera Santa Barbara and the Bacara Resort & Spa are partnering on an extraordinary night of fine wine, fine food and fine music!
Inspired by Verona, the “City of Love” as made famous by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, this elegant evening offers the perfect coupling of fine wine, fine food and fine music! Verona’s top winemaker, Armando Fumanelli, proprietor of Fumanelli Cellars, will present four Fumanelli wines, paired with a lovely reception and four-course tasting menu by Executive Chef David Reardon. Each course will be preceded by Italian arias and duets performed by guest artists from Opera Santa Barbara.
Dinner will be served in Bacara’s magnificent circular Rotunda, situated above the resort’s lobby and courtyard. With soothing natural light filling the space, French windows and a private terrace, the Rotunda offers 360 degree views of Bacara’s magical seaside property. Architectural elements such as the beamed ceiling and massive wrought iron chandelier will be complemented by stunning floral displays by Bacara’s creative director, Lorrene Balzani.
An Evening in Verona includes:
- Wine reception on the Bacara’s beautiful Rotunda terrace
- Four-course dinner by Executive Chef David Reardon with Italian wine pairings in the Bacara’s spectacular circular Rotunda – CLICK HERE for a Full Menu
- Italian opera performances with soprano Lisa Eden, baritone Daniel Mobbs and pianist Cathy Miller Popovic.
The cost for this evening $150 per person, which includes tax and gratuity.
To purchase your tickets, CLICK HERE.
Opera Santa Barbara will be holding auditions for future chorus and comprimario opportunities for the 14/15 season consisting of Rigoletto, L’italiani in Algeri, and A Streetcar Named Desire.
Note: there is no women’s chorus in any of these shows. If you sang in any productions for the 13/14 season, you do not need to re-audition, but are free to if you wish. There are other opportunities that occur during this season from which we like to pull singers from our core of choristers. As said previously, if you do not audition but worked for us last season, you will still be considered for the those opportunities.
There are still several slots available for tenors and basses for our productions of Rigoletto and L’italiani in Algeri. We look forward to hearing and hearing from you!
There will be auditions in Santa Barbara and Ventura. Auditions will be approximately eight (8) minutes long. Please prepare two (2) offerings, one in Italian
In Ventura: Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm
In Santa Barbara: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Please respond to: firstname.lastname@example.org with times that you are available on those days and I will put you in a time-slot. More details will follow.
Do you know that the negative ions of salt help you sing to your fullest potential? Join us for a remarkable evening in the Salt Cave of Santa Barbara. Buried deep beneath the earth on State Street, this special location features an underground room covered entirely in Himalayan sea salt. A professional DJ will join us with a complete Karaoke system, to enable guests to sing (or lip sync) to their favorite melodies. The evening also includes appetizers and cocktails, to create a truly festive atmosphere.
Cost Per Person: $100 ($25 Tax Deductible)
To purchase tickets, call 805.898.3890
Join Opera santa Barbara for a staged performance of Gian Carlo Menotti’s one-act comic opera The Telephone. Premiering in 1947, the opera tells the story of Ben, who is leaving on a trip and wants to propose to his girlfriend Lucy before leaving. however, Lucy is occupied with interminable conversations on the phone. Ben leaves without asking Lucy for her hand in marriage, but finds a way to make one last attempt, over the phone. the performance, which will be directed by Artistic director Jose Maria Condemi, will be presented at the glorious home of herb & elaine Kendall and will include cocktails and appetizers. But that’s not all. Guests will have the opportunity to attend a rehearsal for this production on August 23, prior to the performance, and witness firsthand how to stage and prepare an opera.
Cost per person: $150 ($35 Tax Deductible)
To purchase tickets, call 805.898.3890
Opera Santa Barbara will present Menotti’s one-act opera The Telephone on Monday, August 25 at 12:00 pm at the Center Stage Theatre.
Premiering in 1947, the opera tells the story of Ben, who is leaving on a trip and wants to propose to his girlfriend Lucy before leaving. however, Lucy is occupied with interminable conversations on the phone. Ben leaves without asking Lucy for her hand in marriage, but finds a way to make one last attempt, over the phone.
This special presentation will be directed by OSB Artistic Director Jose Maria Condemi, and will feature soprano Molly Wilson as Lucy, baritone Daniel Scofield as Ben and piano accompaniment by Lin Fielding.
Tickets are $18 per person, and can be purchased at the Center Stage Theater Box Office or by calling 805-963-0408.