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Long Beach Opera Kicks Off 2017 Season With Henry Purcell’s The Fairy Queen

lbo-fairy-queen Long Beach Opera (LBO) opens its 2017 season on January 22 and 28, 2017 with Henry Purcell’s 1692 The Fairy Queen, a re-telling of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The California-based performance troupe Culture Clash and LBO’s Artistic and General Director Andreas Mitisek put their spin on this immortal tale.

Long Beach Opera Opens 2015 Season with Los Angeles Premiere of Thérèse Raquin

long-beach-opera-therese-ra Long Beach Opera’s 2015 Season of “Desire. Passion. Corruption” opens with the Los Angeles Premiere of composer Tobias Picker’s sensual adaptation of Émile Zola’s novel, Thérèse Raquin. LBO’s new production takes place January 24 and February 1, 2015 at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro.

Long Beach Opera Receives $30,000 NEA Grant for U.S. Premiere of Marilyn Monroe Opera

lbo-marilyn-forever NEA grant will support the U.S. premiere of Marilyn Forever Long Beach Opera (LBO) is thrilled to announce the award of $30,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). LBO is one of 917 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant, and the only organization from Long Beach represented on this year’s list of award recipients.

Long Beach Opera Names Elizabeth Kurila Director of Development

Elizabeth Kurila, newly appointed Director of Development for Long Beach Opera Elizabeth Kurila, newly appointed Director of Development for Long Beach Opera To facilitate its continued growth, Long Beach Opera (LBO) announces the appointment of Elizabeth Kurila as its new Director of Development. Her selection follows an extensive search conducted by Los Angeles-based Arts Consulting Group, North America’s leading provider of executive search and other consulting services for the arts and culture sector.

LBO Cinema Presents Slaughterhouse-Five

slaughterhouse five “The sweetest thing in the world—it’s revenge” solider Paul Lazzaro in Slaughterhouse-Five. LBO Cinema takes opera beyond convention and perception, into uncharted territory.  On Saturday, April 5 at 11 a.m.

Long Beach Opera Opens 35th Anniversary Season with Duke Ellington’s Queenie Pie

lb-opera-queenie Opera heads to Harlem for a Big Band makeover in Long Beach Opera’s (LBO) production of Duke Ellington’s only opera, Queenie Pie, running January 26 through February 2 at the historic Warner Grand Theatre in downtown San Pedro.

Long Beach Opera’s 2014 Season Steps “Out Of Bounds”

lb-opera Long Beach Opera’s Artistic and General Director Andreas Mitisek announces the company’s 2014 plans to produce five rarely performed 20th and 21st century, “Out Of Bounds,” operas. The new season includes the Southern California premieres of Duke Ellington’s “street opera” Queenie Pie and John Adams’ controversial The Death of Klinghoffer; An American Soldier’s Tale, Kurt Vonnegut ‘s provocative remake of Igor Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale paired with Wynton Marsalis’ jazz-driven A Fiddler’s Tale; and a reprise of LBO audience favorite, David Lang’s haunting The Difficulty of Crossing a Field.

Genius and Madness Come Face to Face in May

face-to-face-lbo Why was Michael Gordon inspired by the anguished letters Van Gogh wrote his brother Theo? What prompted Stewart Copeland to compose music about the paranoid murderer in Edgar Allen Poe’s Tell-Tale Heart? As a prelude to performances of their operas later in May, Gordon (co-founder of Bang on a Can) and Copeland (drummer/founder of The Police) will discuss the creation of their borderline works with Long Beach Opera (LBO) Artistic and General Director Andreas Mitisek in “Face…To Face…To Face,” an LBO Coincidence (special event) taking place on Saturday afternoon May 4 at 2:00PM at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, LA, CA 90036.

Stewart Copeland of The Police at LBOpera Cinema, April 20

LBOpera Cinema Stewart Copeland From blood-thirsty Scottish Lords to power-thirsty drug lords, LBO has got your season prep covered! Prepare yourself with our Saturday morning movies at the Art Theater. We’ve got a motley movie lineup that compliments each one of our boundary-pushing opera productions.

Long Beach Opera Presents Camelia la Tejana – Only the Truth at the Terrace Theater

lbso-camelia-la-tejana The Long Beach Opera fuses classical and Mexican influences to create their latest production, Camelia la Tejana – Only the Truth, by Mexican Composer Gabriela Ortiz at the Terrace Theater this Sunday, March 24th, at 2PM and Saturday, March 30th, 2013, at 8PM.

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