SIEGFRIED

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November 5, 2011, 12:00 P.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 in HD and 5.1 sound

Composed by Richard Wagner

12:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 5th, 2011
Pre-opera discussion hosted by Dr. James Kincaid from 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Introduction by Elizabeth Hynes, Chair of the Vocal Arts and Opera Department at the USC Thornton School of Music

Opera presentation from 1:00 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.

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.

The RSVP link is now LIVE.

About Siegfried 

In part three of the Ring, Wagner’s cosmic vision focuses on his hero’s early conquests, while Robert Lepage’s revolutionary stage machine transforms itself from bewitched forest to mountaintop love nest. Gary Lehman sings the title role and Deborah Voigt’s Brünnhilde is his prize. Bryn Terfel is the Wanderer. Fabio Luisi conducts.

Conductor: Fabio Luisi. In German with English subtitles.

Approximate running time: 5 hrs. 30 min.

There will be a pre-show panel discussion about the opera, hosted by Dr. James Kincaid, Aerol Arnold Chair in English and Professor of English.

About Dr. James Kincaid

He's been eluding the authorities (inside USC and out) for years now, evading requirements for decency and responsibility. Word is he gives no assignments, encourages plagiarism, and teaches things so far outside his competence (had he any) as to make us all blush. One of his many areas of improper floundering is Wagner's Ring, which masterpiece he taught and did public programs on this last spring and summer--more's the pity.

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 11:30 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: Alessandro Ago
Email: aago@cinema.usc.edu