One of the most romantic ways to enjoy Opera in Santa Barbara in the summer is under the stars in the intimate tiled courtyard of the Arts and Letters Cafe. This is dinner and a show with a Santa Barbara twist. The performances usually feature a cast of two: a soprano and baritone or tenor and the programs are delightful. The cafe is one of the hidden gems of downtown Santa Barbara; the prix-fixe menu for the performance has good choices, and features great California cuisine. Seatings are at 6pm and 8:15. I understand that the restaurant is closed to other patrons for those nights, so reservations are required.
Classic opera lovers will want to attend the "Three Tenors Sing Nessun Dorma" or the " Italian Arias and Songs of Passion" performances on August 19th and September 2nd respectively. The shows on August 12th and 26th feature Cole Porter and Rogers and Hart tunes for those more attached to Broadway!
Make plans now for a special evening. And for the perfect finish to a romantic getaway, book your stay at our charming Santa Barbara Bed and Breakfast.
Deborah Gentry, Innkeeper Bath Street Inn