THE ENCHANTED ISLAND

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January 21, 2012, 10:00 A.M.

Norris Cinema Theatre/Frank Sinatra Hall

The USC School of Cinematic Arts and the Metropolitan Opera
invite you to a special HD broadcast of



Presented Live in HD and 5.1 sound

Composed by George Frideric Handel, Antonio Vivaldi, Jean-Philippe Rameau and others

10:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre / Frank Sinatra Hall
USC School of Cinematic Arts


Admission is free, although we require that you make reservations electronically through this website.
 
DO NOT attempt to reserve seats via telephone OR e-mail.


About The Enchanted Island 

In one extraordinary new work, lovers of Baroque opera have it all: the world’s best singers, glorious music of the Baroque masters, and a story drawn from Shakespeare. In The Enchanted Island, the lovers from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream are shipwrecked on his other-worldly island of The Tempest. Inspired by the musical pastiches and masques of the 18th century, the work showcases arias and ensembles by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, and others, and a new libretto by Jeremy Sams. Eminent conductor William Christie leads an all-star cast with David Daniels (Prospero) and Joyce DiDonato (Sycorax) as the formidable foes, Plácido Domingo as Neptune, Danielle de Niese as Ariel, and Luca Pisaroni as Caliban. Lisette Oropesa and Anthony Roth Costanzo play Miranda and Ferdinand. The dazzling production is directed and designed by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch (Satyagraha and the Met’s 125 anniversary gala).

Devised and written by Jeremy Sams.

Conductor: William Christie. In English with English subtitles.

Check-In & Reservations

This screening is presented free of charge and is open to all. The theater will be OVERBOOKED to ensure capacity and the RSVP list will be honored on a first-come, first-serve basis, with no reserved seating. Please bring a photo ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will be automatically sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Check-in will begin at approximately 9:30 A.M.

Parking

The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $8.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Avenue. We recommend parking in outdoor Lot M or V, or Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Please note that Parking Structure D cannot accommodate tall vehicles such as SUVs. Street parking is also available along W. Jefferson Boulevard.

For a map of the USC campus (Norris Cinema Theatre, NCT, is N.10 in blue), please access the following website: http://www.usc.edu/assets/maps/upc_map.pdf

FOOD AND DRINKS ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED FROM THE AUDITORIUM.
VIOLATORS WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE PERFORMANCE.

PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY. DOORS WILL CLOSE 15 MINUTES INTO THE PERFORMANCE.

This program is generously sponsored by

For more information about upcoming programming and events offered by Visions and Voices: The USC Arts & Humanities Initiative, please visit their website.

Contact Information

Name: Melissa Vera
Email: melissjv@usc.edu