Long Beach Opera 2021

Announcing the 2022 Season

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Announcing the 2022 Season

Featuring Stockhausen in an abandoned grocery store, a short film and live performance featuring the work of Verdi and Gluck, a new adaptation of Handel, and a return of Anthony Davis' The Central Park Five, LBO's 2022 season has just been announced. The 2022 season will establish a bold new vision for the company that seeks to catalyze the issues of our times through the lens of art, embraces alternative leadership models that value diversity and inclusion, creates and explores the collaborative relationships between cinematic and live opera that invite new audiences, and acknowledges that opera has the power to be relevant, provocative, and inspiring. 

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Meet the LBO Creative Team

Join our Artists' Open House weekend

Meet the LBO Creative Team

On October 24th from 1-4 PM, LBO will be hosting an Artists' Open House where you can meet the creative team behind LBO's innovative 2022 season – and it's free! Join James Darrah, LBO’s new Artistic Director, Derrell Acon, LBO’s Associate Artistic Director, Chris Rountree, LBO’s new Music Director, and Alexander Gedeon, LBO’s Minister of Culture at the beautiful, historic Rancho Los Cerritos, in the Bixby Knolls neighborhood of Long Beach. For those who can't attend in person, there will be a digital open house on October 23rd at 5 PM via YouTube live. Don't miss this chance to learn about the incredible art, those who create it, and meet the team!

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Indigenous Recognition

Honoring Indigenous Peoples' Day

Indigenous Recognition

Long Beach Opera acknowledges that our work with people from Indigenous communities is just beginning. We pledge to continue to learn from and understand how to best support artists and individuals from these communities. In honor of Indigenous Peoples' Day, we asked one of our artist collaborators to help us create an appropriate acknowledgment. The poet BlueBird, featured on our upcoming short film release Entry created this acknowledgment for us to share. For more information about LBO's short film Entry please visit the links below. To learn more about an organization that supports Native populations in California, go to CANativeVote.org.

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Become an LBO Volunteer

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our volunteer program is on pause in preparation for the upcoming season. If you are interested in being an usher, a program distributor, a will call assistant, etc., please email boxoffice@longbeachopera.org to learn about volunteering today!

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Student Rush Now Available

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

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This activity is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at cac.ca.gov
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