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.
The life of Marilyn Monroe will be put in the spotlight next month when the Long Beach Opera presents “Marilyn Forever.”
In case you missed the Long Beach Opera (LBO) and Art Theatre’s boozy screening of Thérèse Raquin: The Adultress, Marcel Carné’s 1953 adaptation of Émile Zola’s realist novel, now you have two more chances to see Tobias Picker’s operatic interpretation of the steamy drama.
Join the Long Beach Opera Cinema at the Art Theatre on Saturday, December 6 for free mimosas and a rare chance to see Simon Signoret in the compelling French masterpiece, Thérèse Raquin: The Adultress, Marcel Carné’s 1953 adaptation of Émile Zola’s realist novel.
Long Beach Opera Artistic/General Director and Chicago Opera Theater General Director Andreas Mitisek has been asked to take part in National Arts Strategies’ Chief Executive Program: Community and Culture, an 18-month-long class with community at the heart of the mission.
The famed opera/musical theatre hybrid that is I Was Looking at the Ceiling and I Saw the Sky has never seen the lights of a Los Angeles stage, despite LA being the home of its story—that is, until now. And the Long Beach Opera will be performing its SoCal premiere August 23.