Thomas Adès's THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL
January 20, 2018, 12:00 P.M. - 3:40 P.M.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, 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
Thomas Adès's The Exterminating Angel
12:00 - 3:40 P.M. on Saturday, January 20th, 2018 (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 Adès's The Exterminating Angel 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 Thomas Adès's The Exterminating Angel
Following the rapturous response to his last opera, The Tempest, the Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,” The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new opera.
Running time: 2 hours and 32 minutes. In English, with English subtitles.
Music by Thomas Adès, libretto by Tom Cairns in collaboration with the composer, based on the screenplay by Luis Buñuel and Luis Alcoriza. Conducted by Thomas Adès.
The production of The Exterminating Angel was made possible by a generous gift from Robert L. Turner. Additional funding was received from The H.M. Agnes Hsu-Tang, PhD. and Oscar Tang Endowment Fund, the Francis Goelet Trusts,and American Express.
A co-commission and co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Royal Danish Theatre; and Salzburg Festival.
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.
The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes for the USC Royal Street Structure may be purchased for $12.00 at the USC Royal Street Entrance, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & Royal Street, across from the Shrine Auditorium.
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
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
USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative, please visit their website.
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