Opera Santa Barbara Comes to the Funk Zone

Next week Opera Santa Barbara comes to the Funk Zone with two exciting and unconventional opera performances…one includes a progressive dinner. This is a do-not-miss opportunity for opera lovers, food lovers, and art lovers alike.

UntitledDEMYSTIFYING OPERA at MICHAELKATE
Friday, February 21st, 5:00 – 7:00 PM, MichaelKate Interiors, 132 Santa Barbara St.
Opera Santa Barbara returns to MichaelKate Interiors & Art Gallery to continue shedding light on the opera experience.  All are invited to enjoy an intimate performance featuring San Francisco based mezzo-soprano, Catherine Cook; followed by a panel discussion where director, Jose Maria Condemi, and conductor, Francesco Milioto will share their insights on Opera Santa Barbara’s upcoming production of Falstaff.  Come early to enjoy a glass of wine, and settle into the relaxing surroundings for a truly unique evening.
5:00 PM – Wine reception
5:30 PM – Catherine Cook performance
6:00 PM – Discussion with Maestro Francesco Milioto & Director, Jose Maria Condemi; Moderated by James Donelan, Ph.D.
General Admission
– $25
Students – $10
For advanced tickets please call:  805.898.3890
(Tickets may also be purchased at the door)

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FALSTAFF FRILL & FOLLY
Wednesday, February 26th, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Edwardian Ball meets the Funk Zone
The Arts Fund of Santa Barbara & The Santa Barbara Art Foundry & Gallery, have teamed up with Opera Santa Barbara to celebrate the debauchery of Falstaff, with a progressive feast, that promises to delight all the senses!   The night begins at the Arts Fund of Santa Barbara, to explore their newest exhibit of “Obsession”.  Hear from artist David Diamant, while enjoying delectable light bites from Chef Pink.  Guests will then be escorted to The Santa Barbara Art Foundry & Gallery for a gluttonous three-course farm to table dinner & wine pairing.  Singers from Opera Santa Barbara will serve up the entertainment in between courses.
Seating is limited. Advance purchase required.
Tickets are $100, and may be purchased via phone by calling:
The Santa Barbara Art Foundry & Gallery (805) 324-4230

FALSTAFF’S MENU*:

6:00 PM
The Arts Fund of Santa Barbara, 205-C Santa Barbara Street

Appetizers

Chili Caramel Chicharron Lollipop
Bacon Ribbon with Thyme & Smoked Black Pepper
Beet Shot & Avocado Sphere with Anise Toothpick

7:00 PM
The Santa Barbara Art Foundry & Gallery, 120 Santa Barbara Street

First Course

Wine & Winter Vegetable Braised Guinea Fowl Stew
served with artisanal bread & grass fed butter with sea salt

Second Course
Roasted Pork Loin
pickled apples & wilted cabbage served over spiced brown butter dumplings

Third Course

Surprise Dessert
The perfect light bite to finish the evening!

*Each course will be paired with a selected wine from Blair Fox Wine Company

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