Season 2018/19: Justice

Stories that must to be told!
Music that needs to be heard!

What is justice? What is just? What just is? 2019 brings you experiences that are in search of justice; insightful and inspiring. The Black Cat looks at the absolute force of law without mercy as something which cannot be escaped. Philip Glass' In The Penal Colony is a Kafkaesque metaphor about the twilight of a barbaric world order and the dawn of a humane judicial system. A dramatic case of legal injustice from the 1980's inspired our world premiere of The Central Park Five by Anthony Davis.

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LBO's 40th Anniversary Gala!

Roaring 20+20's
November 3rd, 5PM

Celebrate 40 years of LBO in style at the historic Scottish Rite Event Center and Ernest Borgnine Theater in Long Beach. Explore this fascinating, undiscovered landmark during LBO’s “Roaring 20+20’s” Gala, dive into the rollicking era of a 1920’s speakeasy during the 5pm reception, take your seat the the Ernest Borgnine Theater at 6pm for the opening performance of Three Tales by Steve Reich and at 7:30pm enjoy a scrumptious dinner and auction. (A level seats to the performance are included in your gala ticket).

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Student Rush Now Available

One hour and a half before each opera performance, 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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Long Beach Opera events are supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission