Long Beach Opera - Long Beach
23 September 2018

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Le vin herbé

Long Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 5

Love a potion for success at LBO
19 May 18 / The Grunion
'The Love Potion': Tristan and Isolde, the Long Beach Opera way
17 May 18 / Los Angeles Times
Long Beach Opera intoxicates with The Love Potion
17 May 18 / LA Weekly
Romance and tragedy mix in The Love Potion
16 May 18 / Long Beach Post
Bernard Holcomb and Jamie Chamberlin were romantic lovers who held onlookers’ interest
16 May 18 / OperaWire
The Invention of Morel

Long Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 5

A new operatic sci-fi take on eternal life
25 Mar 18 / People's World
Moody, mysterious Morel
23 Mar 18 / Opera Today
Long Beach Opera’s ‘Invention of Morel’ offers a fascinating journey
21 Mar 18 / Press-Telegram
Mysterious Invention of Morel haunts Long Beach Opera
21 Mar 18 / San Francisco Classical Voice
Long Beach Opera raises life's questions, loudly, in Stewart Copeland's 'Invention of Morel'
20 Mar 18 / Los Angeles Times
The Consul

Long Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Patricia Racette made her role debut here as Magda Sorel
31 Oct 17 / Opera News
Long Beach Opera makes statement with "Consul"
21 Oct 17 / The Grunion
Bureaucratic nightmare; operatic dream
20 Oct 17 / Stage and Cinema
1950 opera still a powerful affirmation of humanity
19 Oct 17 / People's World
Frida

Long Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 12

Sensuality and sorrow
6 Jul 17 / Easy Reader News
A real life opera
6 Jul 17 / The Grunion
The acting and singing was consistently excellent from the small cast
6 Jul 17 / Culture Spot LA
Small cast, big performances and beautiful pictures make LBO’s ‘Frida’ a can’t-miss treat
6 Jul 17 / Singerpreneur
A worthy night out at the opera
6 Jul 17 / Signal Tribune
Bio-op brings revolutionary artists alive
6 Jul 17 / Hollywood Progressive
‘Frida’ se despidió, pero no será fácilmente olvidada
6 Jul 17 / Hoy Los Angeles
Long Beach Opera's presentation of Robert Xavier Rodríguez's bio-opera about Frida Kahlo is often delightful
6 Jul 17 / LA Weekly
Rodriguez’s score is eclectic, sprinkled with plenty of Latin-based rhythms and styles
6 Jul 17 / Showmag
The life of Frida Kahlo, an opera waiting to happen
23 Jun 17 / People's World
Mexico’s Wonder Woman: Long Beach Opera tells the tale of Frida Kahlo
23 Jun 17 / Press-Telegram
Death haunts Frida Kahlo's long and clumsily winding road to the lyric stage
19 Jun 17 / Los Angeles Times
As One

Long Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 7

Transgender opera “As One” gets transcendent Southern California premiere
26 May 17 / People's World
"As One" harmonizes
26 May 17 / The Grunion
Long Beach Opera’s thoughtful “As One”
19 May 17 / Easy Reader News
As One strips away the showy conventions of classic opera
18 May 17 / Signal Tribune
'As One,' the every(wo)man transgender opera
17 May 17 / Los Angeles Times
Long Beach Opera’s ‘As One’ takes on the issue of transgender metamorphosis
17 May 17 / Press-Telegram
As One is not what you generally get at a night at the opera
15 May 17 / Random Lengths News
The Perfect American

Long Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Long Beach Opera premieres Glass opera
18 Mar 17 / The Grunion
The mouse that roared: Philip Glass takes on Walt Disney
15 Mar 17 / San Francisco Classical Voice
Long Beach Opera’s ‘Perfect American’ examines the life of Walt Disney
15 Mar 17 / Press-Telegram
An opera about Walt Disney, in commuting distance of Disneyland
15 Mar 17 / Los Angeles Times
The Fairy Queen

Long Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 1

A gamble pays off: Long Beach Opera transports 1692 'Fairy Queen' to modern-day Vegas
25 Jan 17 / Los Angeles Times
The News

Long Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 2

There’s no getting around the fact that The News is a one-trick pony
21 Jun 16 / Random Lengths News
Is it news or entertainment?
21 Jun 16 / Los Angeles Times
La voix humaine

Long Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 5

Hanging on the telephone (literally)
22 Apr 16 / Long Beach Post
Definitely not your run-of-the-mill night at the opera
13 Apr 16 / Random Lengths News
Soprano Suzan Hanson dials up a masterful performance in Long Beach Opera’s ‘La Voix Humaine’
12 Apr 16 / Press-Telegram
Suzan Hanson brings immediacy, authenticity to Long Beach Opera's 'La Voix Humaine'
11 Apr 16 / Los Angeles Times
Simple enough and simply, effectively delivered
11 Apr 16 / Orange County Register
Fallujah

Long Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 8

Long Beach Opera goes to war
19 Mar 16 / Easy Reader News
Blood, sand and tears: A foreign correspondent's view of the opera 'Fallujah'
19 Mar 16 / Los Angeles Times
Fallujah the opera viscerally exposes the casualties of war
16 Mar 16 / San Francisco Classical Voice
An Iraq war vet with PTSD turned turmoil into art
16 Mar 16 / LA Weekly
Long Beach Opera’s ‘Fallujah’ is a powerful return to the battlefield
16 Mar 16 / Press-Telegram
Long Beach Opera's 'Fallujah' tackles the Iraq war with authentic anguish
16 Mar 16 / Los Angeles Times
On the emotional front, Fallujah is effective enough
16 Mar 16 / Random Lengths News
Long Beach Opera gives premiere of Iraq War opera 'Fallujah'
15 Mar 16 / Orange County Register
Long Beach Opera premieres 'Fallujah'
World premiere of opera 'Fallujah' in Long Beach may be among former Marine's most difficult missions.
Candide

Long Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 9

Forgive LBO any errors, because mostly it's on target
8 Feb 16 / LA Observed
Spirited and sloppy
6 Feb 16 / Long Beach Post
Long Beach Opera delivers a brisk, stylish 'Candide'
1 Feb 16 / Orange County Register
Tragedy with a smile at Long Beach Opera
30 Jan 16 / Easy Reader News
Long Beach Opera's "Candide" solves notorious problem
30 Jan 16 / The Grunion
LBO’s Candide lives or dies almost entirely on its performances
27 Jan 16 / Random Lengths News
Long Beach Opera’s clever new ‘Candide’
27 Jan 16 / Press-Telegram
Long Beach Opera opens with a hit
26 Jan 16 / City Watch LA
'Candide' is revisited in a playfully imaginative staging by Long Beach Opera
26 Jan 16 / Los Angeles Times
Hydrogen Jukebox

Long Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 8

LBO’s modern song cycle brings ’60s back to life
17 Jun 15 / The Grunion
LBO once again demonstrates its resourcefulness and originality
17 Jun 15 / Stage Raw
In Hydrogen Jukebox, the most stunning moments feature either vocalise or spoken text
17 Jun 15 / auscultations
What happens when Allen Ginsberg and Philip Glass create an opera about America?
17 Jun 15 / LA Weekly
The simple beauty of the final unaccompanied chorale is the musical heart of the work
17 Jun 15 / Showmag
Long Beach Opera produces an unsettling dark journey into a neon American apocalypse
17 Jun 15 / Random Lengths News
A timely illumination of the American experience
1 Jun 15 / Los Angeles Times
Long Beach Opera makes warehouse sing with Philip Glass' 'Hydrogen Jukebox'
1 Jun 15 / Orange County Register
A man of many voices
Roberto Perlas Gomez in “Hydrogen Jukebox”.
Marilyn Forever

Long Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 6

Fifty-three years following her death, Marilyn continues to fascinate us
31 Mar 15 / Signal Tribune
Starlets and bible black
26 Mar 15 / a fool in the forest
Why is this Marilyn Monroe opera so un-sexy?
26 Mar 15 / LA Weekly
In 'Marilyn Forever,' Monroe yearns to be merely herself
24 Mar 15 / Los Angeles Times
Long Beach Opera unveils intriguing, passionate ‘Marilyn Forever’
24 Mar 15 / Press-Telegram
Long Beach Opera offers a brooding 'Marilyn Forever'
23 Mar 15 / Orange County Register
Thérèse Raquin

Long Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 9

Nasty people make great opera for LBO
3 Feb 15 / The Grunion
Oui, elle regrette tout
3 Feb 15 / a fool in the forest
Thérèse Raquin lives again at Long Beach Opera
3 Feb 15 / Singerpreneur
A mostly smashing evening of musical theater, intelligent and involving
3 Feb 15 / Stage Raw
This is an opera that is a feast for the ears
31 Jan 15 / Signal Tribune
Long Beach Opera delivers a bloodless Thérèse Raquin
28 Jan 15 / San Francisco Classical Voice
Carnal crisis at Long Beach Opera
28 Jan 15 / Easy Reader News
Long Beach Opera revives 'Thérèse Raquin'
26 Jan 15 / Orange County Register
Long Beach Opera puts its own spin on 'Thérèse Raquin'
26 Jan 15 / Los Angeles Times
The Difficulty of Crossing a Field

Long Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 5

Where what is, is not
28 Jun 14 / Long Beach Post
Nothing is as it disappears
25 Jun 14 / a fool in the forest
Long Beach Opera revives David Lang’s ‘The Difficulty of Crossing a Field’
25 Jun 14 / Opera West
Superior recent opera, suffused with imponderable mystery, receives an extraordinary production
25 Jun 14 / The Hollywood Reporter
Long Beach Opera finds no difficulty with ‘Crossing a Field’
24 Jun 14 / Press-Telegram
A Fiddler's Tale

Long Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 5

Long Beach Opera offers a provocative Stravinsky/Wynton Marsalis pairing
13 May 14 / Opera West
Long Beach Opera’s inspired take on ‘A Solider’s Tale’ may not be everyone’s taste
13 May 14 / Press-Telegram
Long Beach Opera shines in double bill
13 May 14 / Los Angeles Register
Long Beach Opera stretches Stravinsky with two makeovers
8 May 14 / Los Angeles Times
A prismatic reinvention of the original as contemporary theater
8 May 14 / The Hollywood Reporter
An American Soldier's Tale

Long Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 5

Long Beach Opera offers a provocative Stravinsky/Wynton Marsalis pairing
13 May 14 / Opera West
Long Beach Opera’s inspired take on ‘A Solider’s Tale’ may not be everyone’s taste
13 May 14 / Press-Telegram
Long Beach Opera shines in double bill
13 May 14 / Los Angeles Register
Long Beach Opera stretches Stravinsky with two makeovers
8 May 14 / Los Angeles Times
A prismatic reinvention of the original as contemporary theater
8 May 14 / The Hollywood Reporter
The Death of Klinghoffer

Long Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 7

Klinghoffer ode packs powerful drama
21 Mar 14 / The Grunion
Controversy dominates 'The Death of Klinghoffer'
21 Mar 14 / Long Beach Post
A scintillating production that brings out surprising subtleties as well as intractable issues
20 Mar 14 / The Hollywood Reporter
Long Beach Opera's 'Death of Klinghoffer' illuminates world
19 Mar 14 / Los Angeles Times
A powerful rendition of a difficult score
19 Mar 14 / LA Weekly
Klinghoffer sings again at Long Beach Opera
18 Mar 14 / San Francisco Classical Voice
Long Beach Opera shows courage, passion with ‘The Death of Klinghoffer’
18 Mar 14 / Press-Telegram
Queenie Pie

Long Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 5

Long Beach Opera's expert cast, historic venue round out Duke Ellington's unfinished 'Queenie Pie'
30 Jan 14 / Long Beach Post
Long Beach Opera spins up Ellington scrap Queenie Pie
29 Jan 14 / Classical Voice North America
'Queenie Pie' picks up where Duke Ellington left off
29 Jan 14 / Los Angeles Times
Long Beach Opera’s ‘Queenie Pie’ should be appreciated for what it is
28 Jan 14 / Press-Telegram
Duke Ellington’s uncompleted opera fascinates despite inevitable shortcomings
28 Jan 14 / The Hollywood Reporter
King Gesar

Long Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 9

King Gesar succeeds on Lieberson's own terms
26 Sep 13 / OC Weekly
Opera brings Tibet to ears
26 Sep 13 / The Grunion
There’s an operatic “happening” taking place in Long Beach
26 Sep 13 / Stage Happenings
An epic tale comes to life at LBO
26 Sep 13 / Singerpreneur
A satisfying classically-styled entertainment with readily accessible spiritual illuminations
10 Sep 13 / The Hollywood Reporter
'King Gesar' floats by the sea
10 Sep 13 / Orange County Register
A short evening of marvelously satisfying music theater
10 Sep 13 / a fool in the forest
Outdoor setting enhances impact of LBO’s ‘King Gesar’
10 Sep 13 / Opera West
Long Beach Opera's 'King Gesar' channels a legend
10 Sep 13 / Los Angeles Times
Macbeth

Long Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 7

Shakespeare's "Macbeth" performed as opera
26 Jun 13 / The Grunion
Who'll stop the Thane?
23 Jun 13 / a fool in the forest
Unique, unforgettable! Ernest Bloch’s ‘Macbeth’ at Long Beach Opera
23 Jun 13 / Opera West
A remarkable production, lush and expressive
21 Jun 13 / Press-Telegram
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News & Articles

Long Beach Opera announces 2018-2019 season
Long Beach Opera celebrates two milestones in the 2018-2019 season - its fortieth anniversary and the 20th anniversary of Andreas Mitisek leading the company as artistic director.
12 May 2018 / Broadway World
Long Beach Opera postpones ‘The Black Cat’
The company has announced that due to logistical challenges it had opted to move the production to its 2018-19 season.
7 Dec 2017 / OperaWire
Long Beach Opera sets 2017 season
LBO's 38th season will offer four operas new to Southern California.
14 Jun 2016 / Broadway World
Long Beach Opera premieres 'Fallujah'
World premiere of opera 'Fallujah' in Long Beach may be among former Marine's most difficult missions.
13 Mar 2016 / Los Angeles Times
New Stewart Copeland opera commissioned
Long Beach Opera and Chicago Opera Theater co-commission world premiere Stewart Copeland opera, based on La invención de Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares.
15 Oct 2015 / Broadway World

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