In the Penal Colony

April 25, 26, 27, 28 & May 2, 3, 4, 5
CSULB Studio Theater

An explorer visits an island where blind conformity has no rational connection between crime and punishment. Kafka's ingenious metaphor about man's inhumanity to man is heightened by Glass' hypnotic score. Witness the internal conflict of the innocent bystander; to act or to do nothing.

A collaboration with CALREP Long Beach

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Community Conversations

Next Conversation April 30th, at 6:00PM
All conversations are free.

Long Beach Opera believes that discussions inspired by art should extend beyond the lobby of the theater. For this reason, LBO is using its 40th anniversary season theme, Justice, as a catalyst to present its brand new event series The Community Conversations Initiative. This initiative features five "Conversations" and three youth programs, and will create community-wide discussions about race, equity, and the justice system throughout Long Beach.

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Our 20+20 Campaign


We’re celebrating! This season marks Artistic & General Director Andreas Mistisek’s 20th Anniversary with LBO, and LBO’s 40th Anniversary season. In celebration of these historic events, LBO has launched the 20+20 campaign in support of the company’s future growth. Over the past 10 years, LBO’s annual budget has increased by over one million dollars. This growth has allowed LBO to introduce new audiences both young and old to opera while maintaining a strong artistic profile. The 20+20 campaign will allow LBO to sustain and grow while continuing to innovate and diversify for the next 40 years and beyond.


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Student Rush Now Available

College students can purchase a Student Rush Ticket* for only $15 at the door.

*Must present a valid student ID to purchase. Subject to availability. Limit 1 ticket per student.

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This activity is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at
Supported in part by a grant from the Arts Council for Long Beach and the City of Long Beach.
Long Beach Opera events are supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission