Macbeth with Long Beach Opera

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Long Beach Opera presents Macbeth by Ernest Bloch
Featuring the Long Beach Camerata Singers!

June 15, 22, & 23 @8pm
Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro

Composed between 1904 and 1906, Ernest Bloch’s opera reveals the influence  of Wagner’s music dramas and Claude Debussy’s symbolist opera “Pelleas et Melisande.”  Bloch’s probing and dramatic score powerfully illuminates the central couple, and deeply examines the temptation of promised power and its influence over our actions. but it did not receive its first performance until November 30, 1910 by the Opéra-Comique Paris. After the premiere production, the opera was staged in 1938 in Naples, but was then banned on orders of the Fascist government. Subsequently, the opera was produced in Rome in 1953, and in Trieste. The opera was staged only once in the US, in English, at the Juilliard School of Music in New York in 1973.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the  Long Beach Opera website.