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Il Postino (Matilde) with Opera Santa Barbara

  • The Lobero Theatre 33 East Canon Perdido Street Santa Barbara, CA, 93101 United States (map)

From the Opera Santa Barbara website:

“His job was to simply deliver the mail. But when the poor and uneducated Mario meets Chilean exile and poet, Pablo Neruda, his life is forever changed. Set in the 1950s on a small island off the coast of Italy, Catán’s stunning score soars against a backdrop of political and spiritual conflict. Mario is in love with a beautiful woman and asks Neruda for help in finding the words to win her heart. The pair develop a friendship and as it grows, so does Mario’s capacity for words–from metaphors about love, to poetry with political gravity. The postman’s devotion to the poet alters the course of this story and the generations to come.

Kostis Protopapas conducts. Crystal Manich, last with OSB for The Cunning Little Vixen, returns to direct. Scott Piper makes his OSB debut as the poet and Daniel Montenegro last seen in 2011’s Trouble in Tahiti as the titular postman.”

Julia Metzler sings Matilde.


Single Tickets: $51 - $131


Lobero Theatre

33 E Canon Perdido St

Santa Barbara, CA 93101



Kostis Protopapas


Crystal Manich