Long Beach Opera 2021


A look inside


Take a look behind the curtain of what "stages" LBO artists are finding during their time in quarantine, and how they are adapting and imagining the future.


LBO Names New Artistic Director

James Darrah

James Darrah

Long Beach Opera names James Darrah Artistic Director and Chief Creative Officer. The 36-year-old Los Angeles-based director, designer, and filmmaker is one of the country's most sought-after opera directors, known for harnessing “the peculiar magic that can be conjured at the intersection of theater, opera and film" (The Los Angeles Times). This past year has seen Darrah forge ahead with a cinematic vision that has successfully shaped companies' responses to COVID-19 across the country. He now brings his bold ideas to the vital future of Long Beach Opera.


20 World Premieres

Meet these new works

2020 Songbook

Take some time to introduce yourself to the new works of 20 exciting composers in their world premiere creations. You can now view all of the individual videos from the 2020 Songbook at LBO Online. You can also still view the entire 2020 Songbook with a contribution of any amount


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Student Rush Now Available

College students can purchase a Student Rush Ticket* for only $15 at the door.

*Must present a valid student ID to purchase. Subject to availability. Limit 1 ticket per student.

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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