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

Powerful ‘Klinghoffer’ in Long Beach

John Adams‘ The Death of Klinghoffer is an opera designed to leave its audience with much to contemplate, and it succeeds mightily.  The subject has sparked repeated controversy since the 1991 premiere, so much so that most of the headlines in the last year that refer to the external conflict. (Do a quick Google search and … Read more

Review: ‘Fall of the House of Usher’ at Long Beach Opera

Although his popularity has never truly waned, we seem to be in another resurgence of interest in the works of Edgar Allan Poe:  there’s the John Cusack film, The Raven, last year; the popularity of the Poe action figure (complete with Raven) in hipster stores several years ago; and the newly launched Kevin Bacon vehicle … Read more

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