Opera Theatre

UC Santa Barbara Opera Theatre’s 2012 production of Claudio Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea (1643). Bryan Lane as Nero and Helena von Rueden as Poppea. Professor Benjamin Brecher, Producer. 
MUS A 38P, 138P, 238P
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The Departments of Music and Theater/Dance co-present a whimsical staging of the opera The Magic Flute by Mozart, with puppets of all shapes and sizes, with singers from UCSB's Opera Theatre Program and dancers from the Department of Theater/Dance performing this charming opera in a new and abridged English version, with chamber music accompaniment.  Performances are at Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, with Stage/Music Direction by Dr Isabel Bayrakdarian, and Puppets and Choreography by Christina McCarthy. Performances: Feb 25@7:30, 26@7:30, 27@2pm 2022.

Over 70 productions have been staged at UC Santa Barbara, including major works by Mozart, Bizet, Donizetti, Orff, Britten, Strauss, Offenbach, Verdi, and Massenet. With the expert guidance of internationally renowned faculty members Dr. John BallerinoDr. Isabel Bayrakdarian, and Professor Benjamin Brecher, students of the program have won prestigious competitions and roles with major opera companies around the world, as well as faculty positions at some of the country’s leading universities.
For a complete history of opera at UC Santa Barbara, please click here