Five outdoor performances of Robert Xavier Rodríguez’ opera Frida are coming your way, with the anticipated Southern California premiere by Long Beach Opera (LBO).
Dr. Robert Braun has been selected as president of the Long Beach Opera (LBO) Board of Directors, the LBO announced this week. Braun succeeds Sue Bienkowski, a long-time board president of 12 years.
Long Beach Opera (LBO) has announced its 2017 season, a premiere-filled schedule of transformative and controversial works, to be performed authentically and unabashedly as only LBO knows how.
In 2016, an era when all of us are connected by invisible wires at all times, the role of the phone in relation to our communication with one another runs far deeper than Cocteau or Poulenc likely ever imagined.
Fallujah, the first opera made about the Iraq War experience, premiered last week at the Army National Guard in Long Beach. The Post was given a behind-the-scenes introduction to the set and a chance to speak with the team behind the opera.
Fallujah, the first opera exploring the Iraq War experience, makes its world premiere March 12 through March 20 at the Long Beach Army National Guard on Seventh Street. The powerful work will expose the anguish of war, the residual scars of war and the search for hope and redemption.
It is no new news that Candide is as much a conundrum and a vampire as it is a playful and satirical romp. While each new interpretation sheds new light on the material, Candide remains an enigma: A malleable and adaptable satire with a great score that, despite its pleasures, seems nearly impossible to make into great theater.
Though Hydrogen Jukebox has no real story itself, at least not in a straightforward or narrative sense, the story of the song cycle’s conception is the stuff of legend. The Long Beach Opera just closed its beautiful but at times overly theatrical production of the inspiring piece.
The Long Beach Opera (LBO) announced its 2016 season today, including productions of Candide, Fallujah, La Voix Humaine (The Human Voice), and The News.
Marilyn Monroe needs no introduction, at least, not in the traditional sense. The very epitome of glamor and celebrity, everyone is at least familiar with the idea of Marilyn.