long beach opera

IndieOpera
Long Beach Opera to Honor Artistic Director With ‘The Best of 20’ Showcase
On June 2, 2018, the Long Beach Opera will hold a concert to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its Artistic Director Andreas Mitisek. The concert, entitled “The Best of 20” will feature scenes from over 60 of the director’s best productions for the company. Mitisek became the company’s principal conductor in 1998 and then went on to take his current title in 2003. Additionally, he has worked with the company…
In Review Stage Reviews
Long Beach Opera 2017-18 Review – The Love Potion: A Wonderful Production & Team Engages In Enchanting Experience
At a matinee performance in the Warner Grand Theater, San Pedro, California, on May 13, 2018, Long Beach Opera (LBO) presented Swiss composer Frank Martin’s secular oratorio “The Love Potion (“Le Vin Herbé”)” as an opera. Based on Joseph Bédier’s early twentieth century “Le Roman de Tristan et Iseut,” the musical work was first performed in Zurich in 1942. Although the original libretto is in French, LBO performed it in…
News
Long Beach Opera Announces Unique & Modern 2018-19 Season
The Long Beach Opera has announced its 2018-19 season, which is also the company’s 40th anniversary season and the 20th of Artistic and General Director Andreas Mitisek. The season kicks off with "Three Tales by Beryl Korot & Steve Reich" on Nov. 3, 2018. The documentary video opera emphasizes three events of the 20th century – the Hindenburg explosion, the Bikini Atoll nuclear tests, and Dolly the cloned sheep. Performance…
News
Top 5 Operas To See This Weekend – USA (3/16-18): 5 Major Debuts Include Elaine Alvarez, ‘Moby Dick,’ & Anthony Roth Costanzo
This week’s picks are all about debuts. We’re talking about house debuts for artists, house debuts for operas, and in one case a role and house debut all in one. It’s going to be a fun weekend with the biggest challenge likely coming down to where you want to be on Saturday night. Orfeo ed Euridice – Florida Grand Opera Anthony Roth Costanzo makes his Florida Grand Opera debut as…
News
Metropolitan Opera Wins Opera America Grant For New Work ‘Eurydice’
 OPERA America has announced the grant awards for 11 opera companies through the Repertoire Development Grants program, supported by The Opera Fund. A total of $225,000 was awarded to 11 opera companies including the Metropolitan Opera's upcoming opera "Eurydice" by composer Matthew Aucoin and librettist Sarah Ruhl. The work will be based on the play by Sarah Ruhl and tells the Orpheus story from the perspective of Eurydice, using contemporary language to present the young lovers as…
IndieOpera
Long Beach Opera Postpones ‘The Black Cat’
The Long Beach Opera has announced that the new production of "The Black Cat" has been postponed. The company announced in a press release that due to logistical challenges it had opted to move the production to its 2018-19 season. Performances were originally scheduled for Jan. 13, 20 and 21, 2018 and as a result, subscribers and single ticket buyers have been contacted and tickets can be exchanged for future productions. They…
News
Weekend Preview – USA (10/20-22): Dallas Opera Offers Olga Borodina in ‘Samson et Dalila’ While Other Companies Open Productions
Another operatic weekend. Another set of opening performances around North America. The big one on the radar is “Samson et Dalila” at the Dallas Opera, which is set to star Olga Borodina. The opera opens on Friday with another performance set for Sunday. Houston Grand Opera opens its production of “La Traviata” on Saturday. Additionally, the Florentine Opera opens its production of “The Merry Widow” that same day, with a…
News
Weekend Preview – USA (10/13-15): LA Opera Opens ‘Nabucco’ With Plácido Domingo
As we get deeper and deeper into the fall season, opera lovers are finding themselves with more and more options around the United States. Here is a look at the offerings for this second weekend of the month. First off, let's kick off with the major openings. On Saturday, Los Angeles Opera opens its production of “Nabucco (the company also showcases "The Pearl Fishers this weekend)” starring Plácido Domingo, Michigan Opera…
News
Weekend Preview (6/24-26) – USA: Opera in Ozarks, Wolf Trap Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera Start Showcases
With the summer underway, the opera world remains in full swing. Opera in Ozarks is the big company to make headlines this weekend as the company showcases two performances. “Le Nozze di Figaro” gets a look on Friday while “Susannah” gets a showcase on Saturday. Wolf Trap Opera also gets a major showcase with “La Pietra del Paragone” on Friday and Sunday. Long Beach Opera continues its run of “Frida”…
Stage Spotlight
Weekend Preview (6/16-18) – USA: ‘Frida,’ ‘Thumbprints,’ ‘Angels in America’ Among Rare Offerings
It is a busy weekend around the Opera World. Here are some of the big events to keep an eye out for. Opera Avalon showcases “Dead Man Walking” on Friday and Saturday while American Opera Projects gives audiences “Three Way” on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Kamala Sankaram’s “Thumbprints” gets a showcase on both the east and west coast. Beth Morrison Projects presents the opera throughout the weekend as does the…