Gianni Schicchi: the 1st sing-through

Maestro José Luis Moscovich, Opera Santa Barbara'sproduction of Puccini's "Giannin Schicchi" 3/30/16 Weinman Hall, MAW

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Maestro José Luis Moscovich guides the talented troupe of singers gathered by Opera Santa Barbara for their upcoming production of Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi” with valuable insights into some subtle nuances of the Italian language so they can give the proper inflections and meaning to the lyrics. The best part is he engages their…

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They Sang Like Hell

Sings Like Hell -  Aiofe O'Donovan Band 2/26/16 Lobero Theatre

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Aiofe O’Donovan’s performance Feb. 23, 2016 at Sings Like Hell with her talented Band was wonderful. Tender and tough, incisive and wise; an evening to remember. Singer-songwriter John Fullbright, hailing from Oklahoma, tells and sings stories that touch the heart and the mind and enthralled the audience in a one-man tour…

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Meet Buoso Donati: i limoni in limonata.

Author Brooks Firestone

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Philanthropist, author, winery founder and former California State Assemblyman Brooks Firestone had the winning bid for the chance to play a role in Opera Santa Barbara’s upcoming production of Puccini’s “Giannin Schicchi.” What he didn’t know was he’d won the role of Buoso Donati, a corpse! Always one to look…

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