Long Beach Opera - Long Beach
20 January 2020

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Queenie Pie

Long Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 5

Duke Ellington’s uncompleted opera fascinates despite inevitable shortcomings
28 Jan 14 / The Hollywood Reporter
King Gesar

Long Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 9

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

Long Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 7

Shakespeare's "Macbeth" performed as opera
26 Jun 13 / The Grunion
Unique, unforgettable! Ernest Bloch’s ‘Macbeth’ at Long Beach Opera
23 Jun 13 / Opera West
Who'll stop the Thane?
23 Jun 13 / a fool in the forest
A remarkable production, lush and expressive
21 Jun 13 / Press-Telegram
Long Beach Opera sharpens its creative edge with 'Macbeth'
18 Jun 13 / Press-Telegram
Ernest Bloch's 'Macbeth' a welcome treat by Long Beach Opera
18 Jun 13 / Los Angeles Times
Long Beach Opera brings Shakespeare's drama to San Pedro Harbor
18 Jun 13 / The Hollywood Reporter
Van Gogh

Long Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Gordon’s score is far from drowsy or resigned
24 May 13 / Easy Reader News
Long Beach Opera has hit with double feature
18 May 13 / Press-Telegram
Don't call me dead
17 May 13 / Stage and Cinema
'Van Gogh' and 'Tell-Tale Heart' have a crazy idea
14 May 13 / Los Angeles Times
Tell Tale Heart

Long Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 4

A descent into the maelstrom worth taking
24 May 13 / Easy Reader News
Long Beach Opera has hit with double feature
18 May 13 / Press-Telegram
Don't call me dead
17 May 13 / Stage and Cinema
'Van Gogh' and 'Tell-Tale Heart' have a crazy idea
14 May 13 / Los Angeles Times
Camelia La Tejana - ¡Únicamente la Verdad!

Long Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 8

Fractured legend of Camelia la Tejana jumbles reality and fiction
3 Apr 13 / Bachtrack
Gabriela Ortiz’ U.S. premiere of Camelia la Tejana opens at Long Beach Opera
3 Apr 13 / Singerpreneur
Print the legend
2 Apr 13 / a fool in the forest
Corrido mexicano se hace ópera e integra drama, música y pasión
2 Apr 13 / La Opinión
Galvanizing U.S. professional premiere
2 Apr 13 / The Hollywood Reporter
Gabriella Ortiz's fact-shifting, cross-border tale is ambitiously presented by Long Beach Opera
2 Apr 13 / Los Angeles Times
Long Beach Opera's 'Camelia la Tejana' doesn't quite deliver the goods
31 Mar 13 / OC Weekly
What is the truth in Long Beach Opera's production of 'Camelia la Tejana - Only the Truth'?
30 Mar 13 / Press-Telegram
The Fall of the House of Usher

Long Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 10

What is certain is that LBO has created something extraordinary
3 Feb 13 / Singerpreneur
The details of this LBO production bring a whole new weirdness to the story
3 Feb 13 / auscultations
Latest opera performance changes preconceptions
3 Feb 13 / The Grunion
'Usher' is thrilling, psychological horror story told in opera form in Long Beach
3 Feb 13 / Press-Telegram
Dive on in, the guignol is grand
31 Jan 13 / a fool in the forest
Terribly effective
30 Jan 13 / Opera West
Philip Glass mind-melds with Edgar Allan Poe via this opera mounted in San Pedro
30 Jan 13 / The Hollywood Reporter
Poe and Glass: gothic opera on stage in San Pedro
30 Jan 13 / City Watch LA
Long Beach Opera falls with 'Usher,' but earns admiration
29 Jan 13 / Orange County Register
The 1987 rarity, based on Poe, isn't one of Glass' best, but Long Beach Opera stages it grippingly
29 Jan 13 / Los Angeles Times
The Paper Nautilus

Long Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Opera captures ocean’s sensuous song
18 Sep 12 / The Grunion
Fathoming enchanted waters in Long Beach
15 Sep 12 / Opera West
Aquarium provides perfect setting for lyrical ode to the ocean
15 Sep 12 / Press-Telegram
Long Beach Opera's 'The Paper Nautilus' enchants
11 Sep 12 / Los Angeles Times
The Man who mistook his Wife for a Hat

Long Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 5

Opera closes season with prescription for more music
27 Jun 12 / The Grunion
The shock of nonrecognition intrigues at Long Beach Opera
27 Jun 12 / Opera West
By faith or sight, bottom line .. you better recognise
23 Jun 12 / Greater Long Beach
Things not seen
19 Jun 12 / a fool in the forest
'The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat' an opera about identity
18 Jun 12 / Los Angeles Times
Ainadamar

Long Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 6

A triumph of character over caricatures
1 Jun 12 / Greater Long Beach
Long Beach Opera provides polish with important work
30 May 12 / The Grunion
Superb singing saves 'Ainadamar' at Long Beach Terrace Theater
26 May 12 / Press-Telegram
Living la muerte de Lorca
23 May 12 / a fool in the forest
Long Beach Opera presents stunning production of Osvaldo Golijov’s “Ainadamar
22 May 12 / Opera West
Patchy poetry in Long Beach Opera's 'Ainadamar'
22 May 12 / Los Angeles Times
Les Mamelles de Tiresias

Long Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 7

Surrealism brings unexpected to Opera's stage
19 Mar 12 / The Grunion
Long Beach Opera has fun with surrealist comedy
16 Mar 12 / Press-Telegram
Surrealism or bust
14 Mar 12 / a fool in the forest
Long Beach Opera's Surrealist double bill
13 Mar 12 / Los Angeles Times
Marrying hanged men and making babies in Long Beach
13 Mar 12 / Opera West
Cuts both ways
13 Mar 12 / Out West Arts
Long Beach Opera vs. The Rock
13 Mar 12 / City Watch LA
Tears of the Knife

Long Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 7

Surrealism brings unexpected to Opera's stage
19 Mar 12 / The Grunion
Long Beach Opera has fun with surrealist comedy
16 Mar 12 / Press-Telegram
Surrealism or bust
14 Mar 12 / a fool in the forest
Long Beach Opera's Surrealist double bill
13 Mar 12 / Los Angeles Times
Marrying hanged men and making babies in Long Beach
13 Mar 12 / Opera West
Cuts both ways
13 Mar 12 / Out West Arts
Long Beach Opera vs. The Rock
13 Mar 12 / City Watch LA
Maria de Buenos Aires

Long Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 9

Compelling 'Maria de Buenos Aires' a triumph for director Andreas Mitisek
3 Feb 12 / Press-Telegram
Long Beach Opera delivers power
3 Feb 12 / The Grunion
Maria knows how to get under your skin
3 Feb 12 / Stage Happenings
Peabody Southwell’s Maria is fierce and fearless in both her singing and her physicality
3 Feb 12 / Stage Happenings
Maria full of grace
1 Feb 12 / Out West Arts
Please cry for me, Argentina
1 Feb 12 / San Francisco Classical Voice
Long Beach Opera has another hit on its hands
31 Jan 12 / Los Angeles Times
Politicized Piazzolla: Long Beach Opera presents provocative “Maria de Buenos Aires”
31 Jan 12 / Opera West
Digging in the dirt
31 Jan 12 / a fool in the forest
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News & Articles

A Long Beach Opera coup
Star director Yuval Sharon will plan 2021 season.
22 Nov 2019 / Los Angeles Times
Andreas Mitisek will leave Long Beach Opera after 2020 season
Longtime Long Beach Opera artistic and general director, Andreas Mitisek, will leave the company September 2020 following its 2020 season.
11 Jul 2019 / Long Beach Post
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