The Tempest; An Opera by Lee Hoiby
USC Flora L. Thornton School of Music; Visions and Voices: The USC Arts and Humanities Initiative
Sunday 11/18/2012: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
University Park Campus
Bing Theatre (BIT)
Free for USC students, staff, and faculty with valid ID. $12 seniors, alumni, and non-USC students. $18 general admission.
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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.
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, 8:00 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
Get swept up into intrigue on a desert island with the sorcerer Prospero, his daughter Miranda, the monstrous offspring of a witch Caliban, 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 Magazine) 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.”
A pre-show discussion with Maestro Brent McMunn and guests will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday, November 16.
Presented by Visions and Voices: The USC Arts and Humanities Initiative.
Sponsored in part by Classical KUSC 91.5 FM
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