Long Beach Opera 2021

desert in

Starts streaming June 3rd

desert in

Lost souls are found, love is rekindled, and secrets are exposed at a mysterious motor lodge in the American West. Created by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Reid, playwright christopher oscar peña, and director James Darrah, 'desert in' is a groundbreaking new eight-part miniseries that reveals a supernatural story of love, loss, and the price of memories.

Streaming on OperaBox.tv starting June 3rd


LBO Names New Artistic Director

James Darrah

James Darrah

Long Beach Opera names James Darrah Artistic Director and Chief Creative Officer. The 36-year-old Los Angeles-based director, designer, and filmmaker is one of the country's most sought-after opera directors, known for harnessing “the peculiar magic that can be conjured at the intersection of theater, opera and film" (The Los Angeles Times). This past year has seen Darrah forge ahead with a cinematic vision that has successfully shaped companies' responses to COVID-19 across the country. He now brings his bold ideas to the vital future of Long Beach Opera.


$100,000 Match Campaign

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$100k Match Campaign

LBO recently announced a $100,000 match campaign where every dollar is matched by members of our Board of Directors until June 30th. Support LBO's new Artistic Director's vision of opera for a new era today!

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