An Opera by Lee Hoiby
Friday, November 16, 2012 : 8:00pm to 10:30pm; Wednesday, November 14, 2012 : 8:00pm to 10:30pm
University Park Campus
7 p.m.: Pre-show discussion with Maestro Brent McMunn and guests
USC Students, Staff and Faculty with valid ID: Free
Seniors, Alumni and non-USC Students: $12
General Admission: $18
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The USC Thornton Opera program will present the West Coast premiere of Lee Hoiby’s opera The Tempest, based on the classic story by Shakespeare. Get swept up into a tale of magic, revenge and forgiveness peopled with fantastical and complex characters. A pre-opera discussion will be led by Maestro Brent McMunn.
The USC Thornton Opera program will present the West Coast premiere of Lee Hoiby’s opera The Tempest, based on the classic story by Shakespeare. Get swept up into intrigue on a desert island with the sorcerer Prospero; his daughter Miranda; Caliban, the monstrous offspring of a witch; and the light and mischievous sprite Ariel in this masterful and moving adaptation. This internationally acclaimed opera has been called “a winner; a sumptuously, beautifully written modern masterpiece” (Opera News) with music that is “buoyant” and “shimmering” (Fanfare magazine). The tale of magic, revenge and forgiveness is peopled by the sort of fantastical and complex characters that could only have been written by the playwright whom Harold Bloom credits with “the invention of the human.”
Additional performances will be held on Wednesday, November 14, and Sunday, November 18. Please visit the USC Thornton School of Music website for details.
Organized by the USC Thornton School of Music.