Thursday, April 24, 6:00 pm, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street
Julie Adams, soprano and Cathy Miller, pianist will grace the galleries at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art for this season’s final Pop Up Opera performance. Ms. Adams (a Music Academy of the West alum) was just named the 2014 winner of the very prestigious Metropolitan Opera, National Council Auditions Competition; she is a California native, and is thrilled to have been awarded such an honor. As a tribute to living American artist Michelle Stuart this program will offer works from purely American composers, which will include the familiar tunes of George Gershwin, and a modern selection from Andre Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire. This concert promises to be part of the grand finale to the Opera Santa Barbara Season. This performance is offered free to the general public.
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!
Opera 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.
Friday, 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