1 show only on Dec. 6 at Ventura County Fairgrounds

November 17, 2020
| 9:00 a.m.

Opera Santa Barbara (OSB) will existing “Carmen, A Reside Travel-In Opera,” the company’s to start with reside travel-in opera generation as portion of the Live shows In Your Vehicle Sequence at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. There will be 1 functionality at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6.

The generation marks the company’s first reside stage overall performance since COVID-19 led to cancellations and postponements close to the world in early spring. The travel-in opera of “Carmen” is built possible with the help of Direct Output Sponsor, Dr. Bob Weinman.

“Carmen, A Stay Push-In Opera” is centered on an adaptation by British director Peter Brook of Georges Bizet’s common strike. The 90-minute opera is an up-close and personalized glimpse at the loves and rivals of the title’s heroine.

Reimagined with only the 4 principal figures, the show options mezzo-soprano Audrey Babcock (2019, “The Crucible”) as Carmen. Rounding out the quartet are Joshua Wheeker as Don José, Alexander Elliott (2018, “The Barber of Seville”) as Escamillo, and returning Chrisman Studio Artist soprano Jennifer Lindsay as Micaëla.

The show is directed by Sara E. Widzer, carried out by Kostis Protopapas, and functions members of the OSB Orchestra.

“When it comes to the skill to comfort and ease, move and inspire the human soul, practically nothing compares to vibrant are living theater,” explained Protopapas, OSB creative and normal director. “Our communities need to have the therapeutic ability of the arts now much more than at any time.

“We are thrilled to be able to convey reside opera securely again, for the sake of our group and our artists. This will be an afternoon that we will try to remember for yrs to come.”

OSB has continued to build option programming all through shutdown about the final six months. Unable to carry out are living in Santa Barbara County, the business has been eager to get the job done with Live shows In Your Car in Ventura County adhering to effective drive-in performances in California from other opera corporations.

The party will comply with all CDC and Point out of California recommendations. Attendees can appreciate the live phase general performance from the safe and sound and socially-distanced comfort and ease of their motor vehicles.

OSB recommends company only show up at the opera with men and women they have by now been quarantining with. Attendees can remain inside of or by their vehicle as they are permitted to sit in folding chairs by their car or truck, but they should have on a encounter mask and retain social distancing.

The demonstrate will involve a visible gentle present and multimedia leisure across online video screens. The mixture of an extra large 360-degree phase and screens is made to make certain a great viewing knowledge for all.

Audio will come by vehicle stereos, like a standard push-in theater on your FM radio. The opera will be sung in French with English translations projected on display.

Tickets are on sale at every ticket is valid for a single motor vehicle. The selection of passengers need to not exceed the amount of protection belts/seats in the car, up to eight persons. Automobile tickets start off at $79.