Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE (Die Zauberflöte)

October 21, 2017, 12:00 P.M. - 4:10 P.M.

The Frank Sinatra Hall at the Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre Complex, 3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

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 Met Opera Broadcast of


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Magic Flute
(Die Zauberflöte)


12:00 - 4:10 P.M. on Saturday, October 21st, 2017 (PRE-RECORDED BROADCAST)

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 Mozart's The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte) will begin at 1:00 P.M.

Frank Sinatra Hall at the Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre Complex
3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Open to the public. Admission is free, electronic reservations are required.

Reservations are NOW OPEN.

Please do not attempt to RSVP via telephone or e-mail.

About Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte)

Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts the full-length German version of Mozart’s magical fable, seen in Julie Taymor’s spectacular production, which captures both the opera’s earthy comedy and its noble mysticism.

Premiere: Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden, Vienna, 1791. Die Zauberflöte—a sublime fairy tale that moves freely between earthy comedy and noble mysticism—was written for a theater located just outside Vienna with the clear intention of appealing to audiences from all walks of life. The story is told in a Singspiel (“song-play”) format characterized by separate musical numbers connected by dialogue and stage activity, an excellent structure for navigating the diverse moods, ranging from solemn to lighthearted, of the story and score. The composer and the librettist were both Freemasons—the fraternal order whose membership is held together by shared moral and metaphysical ideals—and Masonic imagery is used throughout the work. The story, however, is as universal as any fairy tale.

Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Conducted by James Levine.
Running time: 3 hours and 9 minutes. In German, with English subtitles.

Production a gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis.

Additional funding from John Van Meter, The Annenberg Foundation, Karen and Kevin Kennedy, Bill Rollnick and Nancy Ellison Rollnick, Mr. and Mrs. William R. Miller, Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman, and Mr. and Mrs. Ezra K. Zilkha.

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 are open to all. The theater will be OVERBOOKED to ensure capacity and the RSVP lists 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 the website. Check-in will begin at approximately 11:30 A.M.

Parking Information

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 the USC McClintock Gate, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Ave. Once you have your pass, we recommend that you park in the USC Royal Street Structure, at the far end of 34th Street.

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



This program is generously sponsored by

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

Name: Alessandro Ago
Email: aago@cinema.usc.edu