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Season 2018/19: #Justice
insightful and inspiring

What is justice? What is just? What just is? Experiences 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.

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

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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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LBO's 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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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