LBO chief Andreas Mitisek announces he’s heading out in 2020

Long Beach Opera announced today that Andreas Mitisek (pictured), their longtime artistic director, will be stepping down from that post at the end of the coming season. The innovative director has built LBO into a bastion of contemporary opera, with many years of new productions and new works creating a norm of their own that … Read more

Jennifer Rivera takes the helm at LBO

When mezzos take over, good things happen.  (Yes, your editor is biased. Deal with it.) Actually, we’re more biased because of the truly fantastic work Jennifer Rivera has done with her blogging over the years, first with “Trying to Remain Operational”, and then with her writing for HuffPost. See links in the press release below to check … Read more

Forward to spring

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights This week is huge, with a packed calendar and performers scurrying all over Southern California to meet their commitments.  In other words, it’s just the way we like it.  So don’t stay home: First thing, plan NOW for the time change on … Read more

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