George Frideric Handel's AGRIPPINA
March 7, 2020, 12:00 P.M. - 5:10 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
George Frideric Handel's Agrippina
12:00 P.M. - 5:10 P.M. on Saturday, March 7th, 2020 (DELAYED 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 Handel's Agrippina 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 George Frideric Handel's Agrippina
Handel’s tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome arrives in cinemas with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting. Sir David McVicar’s production ingeniously reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power to “the present,” where it should loudly resonate. The all-star cast features mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey as Agrippina’s son and future emperor Nerone, soprano Brenda Rae as the seductive Poppea, countertenor Iestyn Davies as the ambitious officer Ottone, and bass Matthew Rose as the weary emperor Claudius.
Composed by George Frideric Handel. Conducted by Harry Bicket.
Running time: 4 hours and 10 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 $14.00 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.
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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.
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