Marilyn à deux wows at Long Beach Opera

Photo by Keith Ian Polakoff

by Coril Prochnow, Review Coordinator Long Beach Opera delivers memorable musical experiences with every production, and their most recent project is no exception. In Marilyn Forever, LBO invites the audience into an intimate visit with Marilyn Monroe during the last hours of her life. The story of her death is legendary: At the height of her fame and beauty, she … Read more

Gabriela Ortiz’ U.S. premiere of Camelia la Tejana opens at Long Beach Opera

“Welcome to the U.S. premiere of Gabriela Ortiz‘ Camelia la Tejana. If you have your cellphones, take them out, turn them on, let all your friends know where you are right now and what a fabulous thing they’re missing, and then please turn them all off and let Camelia take over for you…” With this, Andreas … Read more

Long Beach Opera’s liquid magic

Please refrain from terrifying the fishes. Please turn off all cell phones. These unorthodox requests of courtesy came as operagoers became the fish out of water at the US premiere of The Paper Nautilus.  On September 7, the Aquarium of the Pacific was transformed into a theater for this unique contemporary work by Gavin Bryars, … Read more

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