Giuseppe Verdi's AIDA
October 20, 2018, 12:00 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
Giuseppe Verdi's Aida
12:00 P.M. - 4:36 P.M. on Saturday, October 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 Verdi's Aida 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.
NOW ACCEPTING RSVPs
Please do not attempt to RSVP via telephone or e-mail.
About Giuseppe Verdi's Aida
In what should be a highlight of the new season, soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, going toe-to-toe with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as Amneris. Later in the season, a second star-studded cast takes over, with Sondra Radvanovsky and Dolora Zajick as the leading ladies.Tenors Aleksandrs Antonenko and Yonghoon Lee alternate as Radamès, and Nicola Luisotti and Plácido Domingo take the podium for the Met’s monumental production.
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi. Conducted by Nicola Luisotti.
Running time: 3 hours and 36 minutes. 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 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 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
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.
Name: Alessandro Ago