Long Beach Opera continues to put it out there:

Jan. 27, Feb. 2-3: “The Fall of the House of Usher” (Philip Glass)

March 24, 30: “Unicamente La Verdad” (Gabriela Ortiz)

May 11, 18-19: “The Tell-Tale Heart” (Stewart Copeland); “Van Gogh” (Michael Gordon)

June 15, 22-23: “Macbeth” (Ernest Bloch)

Pretty good, what? And this company has found its audience. It expects and appreciates the unexpected.