The Long Beach Opera (LBO) announced its 2016 season today, including productions of Candide, Fallujah, La Voix Humaine (The Human Voice), and The News.
Notably, a release issued today said the LBO’s season would involve performances at unusual locations, such as the stagings of Fallujah at the Long Beach National Guard Armory and La Voix at the Underground at the Federal Bar.
“Next year is 100 [percent] LBO, a season that is “IN”: Insidious–Intriguing–Intense– Inquisitive–Infamous–Insightful–Indulging–Inspiring,” said LBO Artistic and General Director Andreas Mitisek in a statement. “These works make us see the world in a different light, and make us ask questions where we previously thought we knew all the answers. [...] As always with LBO – Expect the Unexpected.”
The complete lineup for the LBO’s 2016 season is:
January 23 and 30 | Candide (1974 version) | Center Theater, Long Beach
March 12 to March 20 | Fallujah (World Premiere) | Long Beach National Guard Armory
April 8 to April 17 | La Voix Humane | The Underground at the Federal Bar, Long Beach
June 18 and June 26 | The News (West Coast Premiere) | TBA in Hollywood, Los Angeles
May 30, June 6 and June 7 | Hydrogen Jukebox | Port of Los Angeles canning warehouse
Tickets are on sale starting today. To purchase subscriptions and tickets, call 562.432.5934 or visit www.LBOpera.org. Waived handling fees and priority seating are reserved for early bird registration. Early bird orders must be placed by June 15, 2015.