Jobs & Auditions
Audition Opportunities for 2014 Season
LBO is seeking team oriented people who are willing to join us for the adventure this season! We need knowledgeable, experienced, quick, good humored, and project oriented Carpenters, Electricians, Prop Masters, and Dressers/Stitchers. Hours are often long, rewarding, and made for people who like to be part of a team. Lunch and parking is often provided during the tech/load in week. Must have a valid driver's license. Pay is often a flat fee. Send a cover letter and resume in PDF to email@example.com. No phone calls. No faxes.
Audition announcements will be posted on the LBO website and will be sent to agents. Auditions are held only for specific roles in upcoming productions. LBO is not able to offer private auditions to singers who are passing through Southern California and wish to be heard for future consideration. If you would like to be considered for an audition, please send us a link to a YouTube or other video selection of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have management, and wish to be considered for a specific role in a production announced on our website, ask your manager to contact LBO about that role at email@example.com. Please note that at this time LBO does not hold general auditions.
SUBMISSIONS OF NEW WORKS
If you are a composer who would like to have a work taken into consideration for production at the Long Beach Opera, please submit the following: A comprehensive synopsis of the work, describing the action by scene and a sound or video recording via YouTube or another format where we can easily and quickly determine whether your work may be a match for our needs. If we are interested we will contact you and request further materials. Please mail materials to:
507 Pacific Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802
Please follow the steps described above, and do not mail scores unsolicited as we will not have the time to review them.
Founded in 1979, Long Beach Opera (LBO) is the longest established opera company in the Los Angeles Metro region. LBO has produced more than 90 major operas, including 6 world premieres, 10 American premieres, and 15 West Coast premieres. By highlighting uncommon and extraordinary works, presented in unpredictable and engaging ways, LBO has developed a reputation as a leading opera innovator in the US. The Wall Street Journal described LBO as, “Highly innovative,” the New York Times called LBO’s approach “Daring,” and the Los Angeles Times wrote, “LBO deserves a medal for its unequalled history of operatic innovation in America."
Two visionary leaders have guided LBO over the years – founder, Michael Milenski, led the organization until 2003. Since then, Austrian-born conductor Andreas Mitisek has steered LBO as Artistic and General Director. Over the past three years, LBO's annual productions have grown from three to five; season subscriptions have increased 75%, from 608 in 2010 to 815 in 2012, and contributed support has increased 53% from 2011 to 2012. Whether audiences look on from around a swimming pool or peer out into a 3,000-seat theater from their seats on stage, LBO challenges the conventional boundaries of opera experience and provides a fresh perspective on the art form.
Located on the Southern California coast about 30 miles south of Los Angeles, Long Beach is the fifth largest city in California. Long Beach is a community of just under 500,000 residents, and one of the most diverse cities in the United States. Long Beach is home to one of the world’s largest ports and is the site of The Queen Mary and the Aquarium of the Pacific, which are major regional tourist attractions. Airport-close, a brief and pleasant cruise away from Catalina Island and a short distance from Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood and everything Southern California has to offer, Long Beach is the perfect destination. With an average temperature of 74 degrees and myriad parks and beaches, Long Beach provides many opportunities for outdoor recreation. The city also boasts a vibrant cultural community including the Long Beach Symphony, the Long Beach Museum of Art, and the Museum of Latin American Art (the only museum of its kind in the western United States), among others.