2020 Season: Expect the Unexpected
4 OPERAS - 2 NEW LOCATIONS - 1 US PREMIERE
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KING ARTHUR - Henry Purcell
Jan 12, 18 & 19 • 2020
Beverly O'Neill Theater
In LBO's reimagination, King Arthur returns as a superhero who fights a mysterious, supernatural force that is attacking Earth and threatening life as we know it. Will he be able to save humanity?
A collaboration with Chicano provacateurs CULTURE CLASH and LA's premiere Baroque orchestra MUSICA ANGELICA guarantees an authentic sound.
THE LIGHTHOUSE - Peter Maxwell Davies
March 21, 22, 28 & 29 • 2020
Aquarium of the Pacific
This haunting opera is an atmospheric combination of a detective mystery and a ghost story about the disappearance of three lighthouse keepers, mixing courtroom testimony and fantastical flashbacks. Opening performances of the Aquarium’s new cutting-edge, high-definition technology space with a breathtaking 32-foot-tall, 180-degree arc projection wall.
BILLY THE KID - Gavin Bryars
May 3, 8, 9 & 10 • 2020
Drawing on contemporary accounts, period photographs, dime novels, this visionary opera traces the legendary outlaw's passage across the blasted landscape of 1880 New Mexico and the collective unconscious of his country.
FRIDA - Robert X. Rodríguez
June 20, 21, 27 & 28 • 2020
Museum of Latin American Art
Back by popular demand.
“I never paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality.” Famed Mexican artist Frida Kahlo lived as she painted — with pain and passion in bold, vibrant colors. Frida sings as she lived — against the tide from the very first note.
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Supported in part by a grant from the Arts Council for Long Beach and the City of Long Beach.
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