Long Beach Opera 2021

Announcing the 2022 Season

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Announcing the 2022 Season

Featuring Stockhausen in an abandoned grocery store, a short film and live performance featuring the work of Verdi and Gluck, a new adaptation of Handel, and a return of Anthony Davis' The Central Park Five, LBO's 2022 season has just been announced. The 2022 season will establish a bold new vision for the company that seeks to catalyze the issues of our times through the lens of art, embraces alternative leadership models that value diversity and inclusion, creates and explores the collaborative relationships between cinematic and live opera that invite new audiences, and acknowledges that opera has the power to be relevant, provocative, and inspiring. 

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An LBO Original Short Film

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An LBO Original Short Film

Entry was developed in collaboration with indigenous artists based in Ogaa Po Ogeh — the occupied Tewa territory known as Santa Fe, New Mexico. The film examines the nature of isolation, activation, transformation, and reintegration. Driven by a frenzied score, and stunning choreography, Entry follows one woman’s journey as she revisits key moments of the last year — in order to find her voice. The poet BlueBird, featured on our upcoming short film release Entry created this acknowledgment for us to share. For more information about LBO's short film Entry please visit the links below.

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"Opera may never be the same."

desert in Streaming Online Now

Lost souls are found, love is rekindled, and secrets are exposed at a mysterious motor lodge in the American West. Created by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Reid, playwright christopher oscar peña, and director James Darrah, desert in is a groundbreaking new eight-part miniseries that reveals a supernatural story of love, loss, and the price of memories. Featuring the talents of eight extraordinary, award-winning composers and interlocking stories from rising and veteran screenwriters, desert in is helmed by a team of directors led by LBO Artistic Director James Darrah. Streaming on OperaBox.tv.

"Opera may never be the same." –Opera News

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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our volunteer program is on pause in preparation for the upcoming season. If you are interested in being an usher, a program distributor, a will call assistant, etc., please email boxoffice@longbeachopera.org to learn about volunteering today!

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This activity is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at cac.ca.gov
Supported in part by a grant from the Arts Council for Long Beach and the City of Long Beach.
Long Beach Opera events are supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission