Long Beach Opera has announced that one production slated for this year will be put off until next season: The Black Cat, inspired by the novella by Edgar Allen Poe and a musical penned by David Sylvian, was slated for January and was to include the Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra, but will be saved for a later date to be announced.
More details and their plans for replacement are below. Freeze those kitty treats for another day!
Press release follows.
News from Long Beach Opera — The Black Cat postponed until next season
Long Beach, CA. December 5, 2017 — Long Beach Opera’s production of The Black Cat scheduled for January 13, 20 and 21, has been postponed to the 2018-2019 to resolve logistical challenges to bring this production to the United States. Subscribers and single ticket buyers have been contacted and tickets can be exchanged for future productions or donated.
A replacement and special production with the incomparable Suzan Hanson and Andreas Mitisek, Madness and Lies – Where Madness Lies, is currently in the planning stages for June to complete the 2017-2018 season, which includes The Invention of Morel by Stewart Copeland on March 17, 24, and 25; and The Love Potion by Frank Martin on May 13 and 19. Long Beach Opera is expecting to make a formal announcement of this production shortly.
Tickets for the remaining three operas of the season can be purchased either by calling the LBO Box Office at 562.470.SING (7464) or by going online to longbeachopera.org. For more information, please visit www.longbeachopera.org
UPCOMING LBO PRODUCTIONS: In March 2018, LBO travels to a remote island with the time-bending love story, The Invention of Morel, an LBO co-commissioned work by rock legend Stewart Copeland. Closing the season in May, LBO is proud to present the Southern California premiere of Martin’s The Love Potion, the epic story of Tristan and Iseult—fateful lovers who meet by deception, fall in love by magic, and pursue their love in defiance of heavenly and earthly powers.
Additional support has been provided for Long Beach Opera by the Arts Council for Long Beach and the City of Long Beach, and supported in part by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.