The Long Beach Opera unveils its 2023 season

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The Long Beach Opera has announced its 2023 season.

The season will open with “The Romance of the Rose” by Kate Soper. The world premiere, which will take place at the Warner Grand Theater in San Pedro, will be directed by James Darrah.

Performance dates: February 18 – 25, 2023

Next up is “The Horse,” which will feature Chris Emile and music and sound design by Cody Perkins. The work will be developed with the Los Angeles Nomadic Division and is expected to take place at Rancho Los Cerritos in Long Beach.

Performance dates: March 4 – 12, 2023

This will be followed by a baroque banquet based on Händel’s “Alessandro”. Entitled “The Feast”, this production will feature Jakub Jósef Orlinski and the Martha Graham Dance Company.

Performance dates: May 20 & 21, 2023

The closing of the season will be “The Recital”. The showcase will feature a new staging of Schubert’s “Die Schöne Müllerin”. It will be presented in tandem with the world premiere of a new film by James Darrah called “The Recital.” The showcase, which features music by Christopher Rountree, will feature Measha Brueggergosman.

Performance dates: June 24 & 25, 2023

“2023 marks the beginning of Long Beach Opera’s establishment as a new creative home in Southern California where established and emerging artists can come together to create, experiment, and advance the form. It’s about reaffirming the role of opera as a bold fusion of all the arts and empowering the artists of the season to explore what ‘opera’ can mean to them and their work,” said Darrah, Director artistry of the company, in an official press release. “Each project is collaboratively driven, curated and created by teams of culture makers who defy singular definition, yet all wrestle with questions of how ever-changing and intersecting artistic mediums shape and redefine their individual practices, expand the lyrical form and impact the world in a big way.”