Long Beach Opera takes us back with psychedelic ‘Jukebox’

Going back in time can be a real trip. The retrospective offered by Long Beach Opera in Hydrogen Jukebox promised to be not just a “level 1 or 2 trip…you can get that at any legal dispensary,” but “level 4 or 5 psychedelics, where the world is curved and warped, objects talk to you, time … Read more

Beginning a season’s end

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights The next two weeks marks the start and the finish of beautiful things! Anoush Opera brings a 19th-century Armenian village to life with a tragic love story presented by LARK MUSICAL SOCIETY and starring HASMIK PAPIAN and SHOUSHIK BARSOUMIAN.  Four performances run … 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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