Opera Santa Barbara

aka Opera SB   |   Santa Barbara, CA   |  www.operasb.org

Mission

Founded in 1994, Opera Santa Barbara contributes to the cultural enrichment of our community by celebrating and championing the breadth and beauty of opera by presenting exciting, high-quality opera productions and community programs to audiences throughout California’s Central Coast.

Ruling year info

1994

Artistic and General Director

Kostis Protopapas

Main address

1330 State Street, Suite 209

Santa Barbara, CA 93101 USA

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EIN

77-0347413

NTEE code info

Opera (A6A)

Opera (A6A)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Opera Productions

Fully staged opera productions at the Granada and Lobero theatres.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Opera Lab is an innovative highly interactive program designed to teach your students the A-B-and high Cs of opera! Guided by four professional singers specially trained in improvisation, your students will learn the building blocks of this fascinating art form and use them to construct their very own opera, performed for them on the spot.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Each season, Opera Santa Barbara offers a series of free Noontime Concerts featuring members of our Studio Artist Program. These concerts feature a variety of popular and lesser-known arias and duets.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Seniors

Santa Barbara Youth Opera provides young singers with tuition-free instruction and performance opportunities in a fun, rewarding and artistically challenging environment.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adolescents

Where we work

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Financials

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Opera Santa Barbara

Board of directors
as of 7/14/2021
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Board chair

Joan Rutkowski

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Term: 2018 - 2021

Joan Rutkowski

Chair

Dan Hone

Treasurer

Mary Tonetti Dorra

2nd Vice Chair

Susan Aberle

Sandy Urquhart

Susan Aberle

Sarah Chrisman

Robert Weinman

Eric Small

Simon Williams

Barbara Burger

Daniel Reicker

Joann Younger

Dylan Minor

1st Vice Chair

Nicholas Burlett

Josepha DiRado

Patricia Dixon

Mahri Kerley

Christina Omdahl

Judith Smith

Christine Holland

Secretary

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No