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

Living in artistic prosperity

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights “Jefe, what is a plethora?”* The answer is simple: Check the calendar. There’s so much going on this week that it boggles the mind. But here’s a rough sketch: Operas abound, with GAVIN BRYARS’ Marilyn Forever bringing Ms. Monroe to life at … 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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