$79 – $249

CARMEN - A LIVE, 90-MINUTE DRIVE-IN OPERA - OPERA SANTA BARBARA

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Ventura County Fairgrounds

10 West Harbor Boulevard

Ventura, CA 93001

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CARMEN - A LIVE, 90-MINUTE DRIVE-IN OPERA - OPERA SANTA BARBARA - LIVE ON STAGE......Drive-In meets LIVE Entertainment.

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We're finally making it happen! Live opera is back Sunday, December 6 as part of the Concerts in Your Car series at the Ventura Fairgrounds. Just 30 minutes south of Santa Barbara and 45 minutes north of the Los Angeles area, come meet us where "Drive-In meets Live Entertainment"!

Opera Santa Barbara is thrilled to present Carmen - A live drive in opera, a 90-minute adaptation of Bizet's classic work. It'll be an up-close and personal look at the loves and rivals of our titular heroine--all from the safe and socially distanced comfort of your car.

Come hear mezzo-soprano Audrey Babcock (2019, The Crucible) as our Carmen in what will surely be a commanding performance in a signature role. Rounding out the quartet are Joshua Wheeker as Don José, Alexander Elliott (2018, The Barber of Seville), and returning Chrisman Studio Artist soprano Jennifer Lindsay as Micaëla. Directed by Sara E. Widzer and conducted by Kostis Protopapas featuring members of the OSB Orchestra. This will be our first live opera stage performance since March.

PREMIUM TICKETS: For Blue and Green Circle tickets closest to the stage, please contact Nina Dunbar at nina@operasb.org, or 805-898-3890, ext. 203.

Each ticket is valid for ONE car. The number of passengers must not exceed the number of safety belts /seats in your vehicle, up to EIGHT people.

The show will include a visual light show, multi-media entertainment and a video screens. The combination of an extra high 360 degree stage and screens will ensure a good viewing experience for everyone.

Sound will come through your car stereo, like a traditional Drive-In Theater at 89.7 FM. Minimal sound will come from the stage. If your sounds system is not sufficient, we recommend bringing a FM radio.

Space is very limited.

All the event information can be found on our website at ConcertsInYourCar.com, please be sure to review FAQs before purchasing and arriving, but here is some info to get you started:

All tickets are first come, first parked, in the row you purchased and will not be assigned prior to arrival (first come, first parked basis). Parking attendants will direct each driver to a parking space in their designated row upon arrival. To ensure you don’t miss a thing, we added large video screens on each side of the stage.

Only ADA pets are permitted at the Fairgrounds.

All CDC and State of California guidelines will be followed, and we are working closely with Ventura County and the City of Ventura to ensure this event meets or exceeds all recommended standards.

To be considerate of all attendees we do not allow smoking at this event. Thank you for your understanding.

We ask that all attendees stay inside/by their vehicle. You are allowed to sit in folding chairs by your vehicle but you MUST wear a face mask and maintain social distancing.

You may view the show from the bed of your truck. You may not be sitting so high as to obstruct the view of others. You MUST wear a face mask.

Hatches may be open but must not exceed roof height. If hatch is spring loaded please tie it down so it doesn't obstruct the view of others. Please use common courtesy so everyone can enjoy the show.

If a medical condition exists that prevents a guest from wearing a face-covering, then they must remain inside their vehicle at ALL times. No exceptions.

Portable restrooms will be available onsite. We ask that only two people per car at a time leave the vehicle to use. Please wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines

In the event it is necessary for a fan to leave their vehicle, safe social distancing will be strictly enforced. Failure to follow safe social distancing, or requests of staff members for participants to follow, will cause the participant to be subject to ejection.

Event staff will be wearing personal protective equipment as required by CDC guidelines.

Tickets are ONLY available online and in advance.

Your ticket is only valid for the DAY & TIME on the top of the ticket. Nontransferable to another show.

No RVs, Limos or buses allowed.

All vehicles OVER 6.5 FEET MUST park in the ORANGE, RED, GREY OR TEAL SECTIONS or ROW 9.

GATES OPEN AT 12:30 PM.

No in and out privileges.

Outside food and drinks are permitted. No sales onsite.

Please review ALL facts on our website prior to arrival.

All vehicles are subject to search.

For Premium Tickets in the Blue and Green Circles please contact Nina Dunbar at nina@operasb.org, or 805-898-3890, ext. 203.

All sales are final and there will be no refunds. This is a rain or shine event and there are no refunds. In the unlikely chance of a Thunder, Wind or Lightning Storm and the event gets canceled due to safety concerns there will be no refunds. Management reserves the right to refuse service to anybody or to revoke your tickets.

RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AGREEMENT by entering the fairgrounds ALL (“Participant”), acknowledge and agrees to the terms below. Each Person will be participating as a volunteer or participant in the Concert In Your Car Series activities at the Ventura County Fairgrounds premises and facilities (the “Fair”): I AM AWARE OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND RELATED GOVERNMENTAL ORDERS,DIRECTIVES AND GUIDELINES (COLLECTIVELY “DIRECTIVES”), INCLUDING DIRECTIVES FOR FREQUENT HAND WASHING, SOCIAL DISTANCING AND USE OF FACE MASKS IN PUBLIC LOCATIONS. I AM AWARE THAT THESE ACTIVITIES ARE OCCURRING IN A PUBLIC LOCATION DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, AND ALSO POTENTIALLY INVOLVE LIVESTOCK OR OTHER FAIRGROUNDS ACTIVITIES, AND ARE THEREFORE HAZARDOUS ACTIVITIES. I AM AWARE THAT I COULD BE INFECTED, SERIOUSLY INJURED OR EVEN DIE DUE TO COVID-19 OR DUE TO ACTIVITIES ON THE FAIRGROUNDS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LIVESTOCK ACTIVITIES. I AM VOLUNTARILY PARTICIPATING IN THESE ACTIVITIES WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE DANGER INVOLVED AND AGREE TO ASSUME ANY AND ALL RISKS OF BODILY INJURY, DEATH OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, WHETHER THOSE RISKS ARE KNOWN OR UNKNOWN. As consideration for being permitted by the Fair, the State of California (“State”), the County of Ventura(the “County”), and any lessor of the fair premises (“Lessor”), to participate in these activities and use the Fair premises and facilities, I forever release the Fair, CBF Productions (Producer Of Shows), the State, California Fair Services Authority (“CFSA”), the County, the Lessor, and any fair affiliated organization, along with their respective directors, officers, employees, volunteers, agents, contractors, and representatives (collectively“Releasees”) from any and all liabilities, causes of action, lawsuits, claims, demands, or damages of any kind whatsoever that I, my assignees, heirs, distributees, guardians, next of kin, spouse and legal representatives now have, or may have in the future, for injury, death, or property damage, related to (i) my participation in these activities, (ii) the negligence or other acts of any Releasee, whether directly connected to these activities or not, and however caused, or (iii) the condition of the premises where these activities occur, whether or not I am then participating in the activities. I also agree that I, my assignees, heirs, distributees, guardians, next of kin, spouse and legal representatives will not make a claim against, sue, or attach the property of any Releasee in connection with any of the matters covered by the foregoing release. I HAVE CAREFULLY READ THIS AGREEMENT AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENTS. I AM AWARE THAT THIS IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND A CONTRACT BETWEEN MYSELF AND THE FAIR, CBF PRODUCTIONS, THE STATE, CFSA, THE COUNTY, AND THE LESSOR.

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