Giuseppe Verdi's Otello
October 17, 2015, 12:00 P.M.
Frank Sinatra Hall at Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre Complex, 3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089
The USC School of Cinematic Arts, USC Thornton School of Music, USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative, and the Metropolitan Opera
Invite you and a guest to a special HD broadcast of
Giuseppe Verdi's Otello
There will be a pre-opera discussion from 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.,
hosted by Ken Cazan, Chair of Vocal Arts and Opera and Resident Stage Director
The Met Broadcast of Verdi's Otello will begin at 1:00 P.M.
Frank Sinatra Hall at the Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre Complex
3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Please RSVP via the reservations link at the top of this website. Please do not attempt to reserve seats via telephone or e-mail.
About Giuseppe Verdi's Otello
The Met season opens with Verdi’s masterful Otello, inspired by Shakespeare’s play and matching it in tragic intensity. Director Bartlett Sher probes the Moor’s dramatic downfall with an outstanding cast: tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko plays the doomed Otello; new soprano star Sonya Yoncheva sings Desdemona, Otello’s innocent wife and victim; and baritone Željko Lu?i? plays the evil Iago, who masterminds Otello’s demise. Dynamic maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts. Production a gift of Jacqueline Desmarais, in memory of Paul G. Desmarais Sr.
Approximate running time: 2 hrs., 57 mins. In Italian, with English subtitles.
About the Host
Ken Cazan is Chair of Vocal Arts and Opera and Resident Stage Director at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music where he has taught since 2004. Since beginning his directing career in 1984, he has directed more than 160 productions of operas, musical theater, and plays. His work has been seen in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Mexico.
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.
The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $12.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Ave. We recommend Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Please note that Parking Structure D cannot accommodate tall vehicles such as SUVs. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.
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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.
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