Classical Corner: Opera Opportunities

By Steven Libowitz   |   April 16, 2020

Opera Santa Barbara’s production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, which ran at the Lobero Theatre in March, 2019, became much more poignant when Maestro Valéry Ryvkin passed away in February. OSB’s Artistic Director and Principal Conductor from 1999-2008 wielded the baton for a final time for the Tchaikovsky work, and this Tuesday, April 21, audiences can relive the production when OSB streams a recording which was directed by Ensemble Theatre’s Jonathan Fox on its Facebook page ( The stream will be available through 3 pm April 28, while last Tuesday’s virtual revisit of OSB’s The Crucible, Robert Ward’s eerily topical opera based on Arthur Miller’s play centered on the Salem witch trials, can be viewed until 3 pm on April 21 at


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