The Aquarium of the Pacific has announced that it will host performing arts productions in the state-of-the-art Honda Pacific Visions Theater, starting in spring 2020.
The attraction is reinventing the concept of a traditional aquarium in its Pacific Visions expansion, which features animals, multi-sensory art and films, and digital games.
Soon, it will boast performing arts productions, kicking off with an opera performance of Peter Maxwell Davies‘ The Lighthouse by the Long Beach Opera in March 2020.
“We are so happy to be producing in this ultra-state-of-the-art venue. It allows LBO to more fully realize our motto, ‘to expect the unexpected,'” said LBO director of marketing, Nathan Granner.
Reinventing the concept of a traditional aquarium
The performance will use the theatre’s state-of-the-art audio, visual and multi-sensory technology, as well as its huge screen and floor projection disk.
Restored musical instruments played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust will also be played during a Long Beach Symphony performance in April 2020.
“The Aquarium’s Honda Pacific Visions Theater provides a dynamic and adaptable venue for opening our week of performances and educational workshops and will give audiences an intimate opportunity to experience these incredible instruments and the stories of the people who owned them,” said Long Beach Symphony president Kelly Lucera.
In addition, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host a Long Beach Chorale concert in June 2020, entitled ‘The Trees of Life’.
State-of-the-art audio, visual and multi-sensory tech
“The arts in all of their modalities are important to our aquarium,” said Dr Jerry Schubel, president and CEO of the Aquarium of the Pacific.
“We believe that art can strike emotional chords with people in ways that science alone often cannot,” added Schubel.
“With our new Pacific Visions wing, we are able to take this to the next level by combining the arts and the sciences to inspire people to create a better planet here on Earth.”