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Long Beach Opera Announces New President of the Board Long Beach Opera Announces New President of the Board
by BWW News Desk - July 21, 2016

Artistic and General Director Andreas Mitisek announced Dr. Robert Braun has been selected president of the Long Beach Opera (LBO) Board of Directors, succeeding Sue Bienkowski, long-time board president. He has been on the board for five years, previously serving on both the development committee (... (more...)
Long Beach Opera Sets 2017 Season Long Beach Opera Sets 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - June 13, 2016

Artistic and General Director Andreas Mitisek today announced Long Beach Opera's (LBO) 2017 season. “LBO's  38th season will offer four operas new to Southern California,” said Mitisek. “We'll bring stories that play against the tide of conventions and that are also quintessentially American.  And, ... (more...)
Long Beach Opera to Close 2016 Season with West Coast Premiere of THE NEWS Long Beach Opera to Close 2016 Season with West Coast Premiere of THE NEWS
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Long Beach Opera (LBO) closes its 2016 season with the provoking and stinging political parody, The News, by Dutch “avant-pop” composer Jacob ter Veldhuis (JacobTV). The opera will be directed by Tanya Kane-Parry and conducted by LBO's Artistic and General Director Andreas Mitisek. Performances begi... (more...)
Long Beach Opera's Andreas Mitisek to Direct HOPPER'S WIFE in NYC Long Beach Opera's Andreas Mitisek to Direct HOPPER'S WIFE in NYC
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2016

Having earned accolades for his work at Long Beach Opera (LBO) and Chicago Opera Theater (COT), Andreas Mitisek has been chosen to direct New York City Opera's (NYCO) production of Hopper's Wife. The opera is by composer Stewart Wallace with a libretto by Michael Korie. The new staging will mark the... (more...)
New York City Opera to Present NY Premiere of HOPPER'S WIFE This Spring New York City Opera to Present NY Premiere of HOPPER'S WIFE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - March 31, 2016

New York City Opera presents the New York premiere of HOPPER'S WIFE by composer Stewart Wallace, set to a libretto by Michael Korie.... (more...)
Long Beach Opera to Present LA VOIX HUMAINE Long Beach Opera to Present LA VOIX HUMAINE
by BWW News Desk - March 28, 2016

Long Beach Opera (LBO) continues its 2015/16 season with Francis Poulenc's emotional and passionate La Voix Humaine at the Federal Bar's Underground Club, 102 Pine Avenue, Long Beach. The opera will be directed by LBO's Artistic and General Director Andreas Mitisek and conducted by Krystof Van Grysp... (more...)
Long Beach Opera to Present HOPE AND HEALING This Weekend Long Beach Opera to Present HOPE AND HEALING This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - February 16, 2016

On Saturday afternoon, February 20, 2016, Long Beach Opera (LBO) presents HOPE AND HEALING at the Veterans Administration Hospital of Long Beach.... (more...)
Long Beach Opera Breaks Fundraising Record Long Beach Opera Breaks Fundraising Record
by BWW News Desk - November 20, 2015

Surpassing its fundraising goal, Long Beach Opera's 37th Annual Gala raised over $210,000 to support its 2016 opera season and Youth Initiative Programs. Honorary Co-Chairs Barbara Bixby Blackwell and Jean Bixby Smith, along with LBO's Board of Directors, presented the fundraiser, 'Glittering Glamor... (more...)
Long Beach Opera and Chicago Opera Theater Co-Commission World Premiere Stewart Copeland Opera Long Beach Opera and Chicago Opera Theater Co-Commission World Premiere Stewart Copeland Opera
by BWW News Desk - October 14, 2015

Based on La invención de Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares, the opera will receive its world premiere in the spring of 2017 at Long Beach Opera and Chicago Opera Theater.... (more...)
Chicago Opera Theater's LUCIO SILLA Begins 9/26 Chicago Opera Theater's LUCIO SILLA Begins 9/26
by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2015

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) kicks its 2015/16 season off with the Chicago premiere of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's passionate story of love, power, bloody conspiracies and revenge, 'Lucio Silla' at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance (205. E. Randolph Drive) Sept. 26 - Oct. 4, 2015. Directed and des... (more...)
Chicago Opera Theater Receives Largest Contribution in its 42-Year History Chicago Opera Theater Receives Largest Contribution in its 42-Year History
by BWW News Desk - July 23, 2015

Andreas Mitisek, General Director of Chicago Opera Theater (COT), today announced that the company has received a generous $1,500,000 gift from Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson. Their gift is the single largest contribution in the company's 42-year history. Neeson, who served as a COT board member for n... (more...)
LUCIO SILLA and More Set for Chicago Opera Theater's 42nd Season LUCIO SILLA and More Set for Chicago Opera Theater's 42nd Season
by BWW News Desk - June 17, 2015

Chicago Opera Theater's General Director Andreas Mitisek today announced plans for the company's 42nd season. Chicago Opera Theater(COT) is shifting from a calendar year season to the more common fall-through-spring theater season. Kicking off the new 2015/16 season will be the Chicagopremiere of Mo... (more...)
Long Beach Opera Reveals 2016 Season Long Beach Opera Reveals 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Long Beach Opera's 2016 season has been announced and includes a new production of the 1974 version of Leonard Bernstein's comic operetta Candide, winner of four Tony Awards; the world premiere of Tobin Stokes' Fallujah, with a libretto by Iraqi-American Heather Raffo, based on the story of a US Mar... (more...)
Long Beach Opera to Present HYDROGEN JUKEBOX, Begin. 5/30 Long Beach Opera to Present HYDROGEN JUKEBOX, Begin. 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Long Beach Opera (LBO) puts its own spin on America's counter-cultural revolution with a multifaceted staging of the prophetic Philip Glass / Allen Ginsberg opera, HYDROGEN JUKEBOX.  LBO's site-specific interpretation will take place on May 30, June 6 and June 7, 2015, at the CRAFTED Warehouse in Sa... (more...)
MARILYN FOREVER Makes U.S. Premiere with Long Beach Opera Tonight MARILYN FOREVER Makes U.S. Premiere with Long Beach Opera Tonight
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2015

Long Beach Opera (LBO) takes on the private world of the most public life ever lived. The U.S premiere of Gavin Bryars' Marilyn Forever will be performed tonight, March 21 and March 29, 2015 at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro.... (more...)
MARILYN FOREVER to Make U.S. Premiere with Long Beach Opera, 3/21 & 29 MARILYN FOREVER to Make U.S. Premiere with Long Beach Opera, 3/21 & 29
by BWW News Desk - February 19, 2015

Long Beach Opera (LBO) takes on the private world of the most public life ever lived. The U.S premiere of Gavin Bryars' Marilyn Forever will be performed March 21 and 29, 2015 at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro.... (more...)
COT to Offer Events Alongside THERESE RAQUIN COT to Offer Events Alongside THERESE RAQUIN
by BWW News Desk - January 16, 2015

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents two special Viewpoint events in conjunction with the Chicago Premiere of Tobias Picker's “Thérèse Raquin” February 20-28, 2015 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance (205 E. Randolph Street). Chicago Opera Theater's production of “Thérèse Raquin” will be condu... (more...)
OPERA America Announces the Recipients of Its 2015 National Opera Trustee Recognition Award OPERA America Announces the Recipients of Its 2015 National Opera Trustee Recognition Award
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2015

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2015 National Opera Trustee Recognition Award. Now in its eighth year, this award honors outstanding trustees of U.S. opera companies for exemplary leadership, generosity and audience-building ef... (more...)
Long Beach Opera to Present THERESE RAQUIN, 1/24-2/1 Long Beach Opera to Present THERESE RAQUIN, 1/24-2/1
by BWW News Desk - January 09, 2015

Long Beach Opera's 2015 Season of “Desire. Passion. Corruption” opens with the Los Angeles Premiere of composer Tobias Picker's sensual adaptation of Emile Zola's novel, Thérèse Raquin. LBO's new production takes place January 24 and February 1, 2015 at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro.... (more...)
Chicago Opera Theater to Present Tobias Picker's THERESE RAQUIN Chicago Opera Theater to Present Tobias Picker's THERESE RAQUIN
by BWW News Desk - December 23, 2014

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents the Chicago Premiere of Tobias Picker's “Thérèse Raquin” February 20-28, 2015 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance (205 E. Randolph Street). Chicago Opera Theater's production of “Thérèse Raquin” will be conducted by COT's General Director Andreas Mitisek an... (more...)
Oliver Ionita Named New Director of Development of Chicago Opera Theater Oliver Ionita Named New Director of Development of Chicago Opera Theater
by BWW News Desk - September 23, 2014

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) announces the appointment of Oliver Ionita (41) as the company's new Director of Development following a national search conducted by Arts Consulting Group. Ionita officially assumed his new role on September 4, 2014 just a few days following the close of the company's th... (more...)
Long Beach Opera to Present the Southern California Debut of THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, 3/16-22 Long Beach Opera to Present the Southern California Debut of THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, 3/16-22
by BWW News Desk - February 19, 2014

Perhaps the most controversial opera of the 20th century makes its Southern California debut when Long Beach Opera (LBO) stages John Adams' The Death of Klinghoffer on March 16 and March 22 at the Terrace Theater in downtown Long Beach. This powerful and unsettling work chronicles the 1985 hijacking... (more...)
FWOpera's Pioneering New Works Showcase Frontiers Now Accepting Submissions FWOpera's Pioneering New Works Showcase Frontiers Now Accepting Submissions
by BWW News Desk - February 05, 2014

Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) announced today a call for submissions for its third annual Frontiers new works showcase that will take place during the 2015 Fort Worth Opera Festival. Praised by critics as 'one of the most significant musical events of the year,' (D Magazine, 2013), the Frontiers progra... (more...)
Long Beach Opera to Present Duke Ellington's QUEENIE PIE at Warner Grand Theatre Long Beach Opera to Present Duke Ellington's QUEENIE PIE at Warner Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - December 30, 2013

Opera heads to Harlem for a Big Band makeover in Long Beach Opera's (LBO) production of Duke Ellington's only opera, Queenie Pie, running January 26 through February 2 at the historic Warner Grand Theatre in downtown San Pedro. Left unfinished at the composer's death in 1974 and originally composed ... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Diving Into Chicago Opera's Under Water Opera, ORPHEUS & EURIDICE STAGE TUBE: Diving Into Chicago Opera's Under Water Opera, ORPHEUS & EURIDICE
by Stage Tube - December 10, 2013

Chicago Opera Theater dives into the pool again for a remount of its highly successful production of Ricky Ian Gordon's Orpheus & Euridice in partnership with the Chicago Park District in collaboration with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events as part of the Classics in the ... (more...)




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