Night at the Opera
University Club (FAC) (Map)
KSH - Main Dining Room
Don’t miss our extremely popular “Night at the Opera” event on Friday, November 22nd, 2013, which we plan in conjunction with the USC Thornton School of Music’s annual fall opera production. This year the Thornton Opera program and the Thornton Symphony present Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea. Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m. and the performance begins at 8:00 p.m.at Bing Theatre. The evening features a champagne cocktail reception, prix fixe dinner, and a lecture about the production from a Thornton opera faculty member.
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Politics, sex and religion—the stuff of all great opera! Claudio Monteverdi’s seventeenth-century masterpiece, L’incoronazione di Poppea, combines all of the above with the sublime Baroque music of one of the great masters of the genre. In a modern update of this timeless story of political corruption, the opera follows Ottavia who is married to Nero who is in love with Poppea who is married to Ottone who is longed for by Drusilla who is captured in a murder attempt by Arnalta, Poppea’s devoted, blindly ambitious maid. A thrilling, edge-of-your-seat evening awaits in this USC Thornton Opera and USC Thornton Symphony collaboration with USC Thornton’s Early Music Program.