Tosca, September 1997, Photo by David Bazemore
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PASQAULE.STUDIO.2Our free Noontime Concerts return on Wednesday, April 10, 17, and 24. Members of Opera Santa Barbara’s Studio Artist Program present a varied program of arias and ensembles. Our exceptional artists include soprano Elena Galván, tenor Theo Lebow, baritone Efraín Solís and bass-baritone Christopher Remmel. They have studied at institutions including the Academy of Vocal Arts, the Mannes School of Music, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Chapman University and Roosevelt University and have performed with companies including the Santa Fe and Seattle Operas, Opera Saratoga, and with the Aspen Music Festival. Guest coach Tatiana Vassilieva returns to accompany; she has served on the music staff for the Florida Grand, Wolf Trap, and Sarasota Operas, and has appeared with Opera North, Tanglewood, and Ash Lawn Operas.  Don’t miss this chance to hear the stars of tomorrow!

Thanks to the support of our donors, we are able to continue offering these to our community free of charge.

This year’s concerts will be held in the Faulkner Gallery at the Santa Barbara Public Library: 40 E. Anapamu, SB, CA 93101.

DATES:  April 10, 17 & 24

All concerts begin at 12:00 noon, and last about an hour.


Opera Santa Barbara Studio Artist Program

Meet Opera Santa Barbara’s 2011 Studio Artists, in part one of a series of videos by Daniel Anderson. Stay tuned for more!

Gabriel Manro Great review in Opera News for baritone Gabriel Manro! He was seen here as a reporter in Séance, and will join us again this year as a member of our Studio Artist Program, where he will sing the Marquis and cover Germont in Traviata.

“Under general director José Luis Moscovich, Palo Alto’s West Bay Opera dared, for the first time in its fifty-five-year history, to undertake one of opera’s “big ones” — Verdi’s “La forza del destino”. Thanks to the major casting coup of baritone Gabriel Manro as Don Carlo the results were more than credible.

Manro was still performing in Los Angeles Opera’s “Il postino” when Forza opened on October 15. Gifted with a striking, sinister baritone that remains strong, even and sonorous throughout the range, he tore into Verdi’s music on October 23 with a vengeance. Manro’s towering portrayal declared his readiness for major roles in houses far beyond his Southern California base.”

~ Jason Victor Serinus