Opera Santa Barbara to Present Free Concerts in Solvang, Santa Maria

Under a continuing expansion of its popular Noontime Concert program, Opera Santa Barbara will present free performances at the Solvang and Santa Maria public libraries in October. Featuring this year’s newly named Mosher Studio Artists singing a variety of operatic repertoire and musical theatre selections with piano accompaniment, the intimate concerts will take place in Shepard Hall at Santa Maria Public Library (421 S. McClelland Street) on Monday, October 10, and at Solvang Public Library (1745 Mission Drive) on Wednesday, October 12. Both performances will begin at noon; admission is free. The performers also will preview Opera Santa Barbara’s upcoming production of Carmen. For additional information about the Solvang concert, call 805-688-4214; for information about the Santa Maria concert, call 805-925-0994, ext. 8562.

Serving as Mosher Studio Artists this year are soprano Elizabeth Kelsay, mezzo-soprano Molly Clementz, tenor Elliott Deasy, and baritone Evan Bravos.

Opera Santa Barbara also will present Noontime Concerts at public libraries in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Thousand Oaks, and Ojai. For a complete list of concert dates and times, visit www.operasb.org.

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