USC Thornton Opera Presents Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea

Visions and Voices: The USC Arts & Humanities Initiative, KUSC Classical FM 91.5

11/20/2013, 11/22/2013, 11/24/2013: All day

University Park Campus
Bing Theatre (BIT) (Map)

Admission: Free for USC students, staff, and faculty with valid ID. $12 seniors, alumni, and non-USC students. $18 general admission. For general ticket information, call (213) 740-4672 or visit www.usc.edu/tickets.


The USC Thornton Opera and USC Thornton Symphony in collaboration with Thornton’s Early Music program presents a modern update of Claudio Monteverdi’s 17th century masterpiece, L’incoronazione di Poppea.

Politics, sex, and religion—the stuff of all great opera!  Claudio Monteverdi’s 17th 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. 

The USC Thornton Opera and USC Thornton Symphony in collaboration with Thornton’s Early Music program presents a thrilling, edge-of-your-seat evening. 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.

Wednesday, November 20, 8:00 p.m.
Friday, November 22, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 24, 2:00 p.m.

On Friday, November 22, a pre-performance discussion at 7:00 p.m. will feature renowned lutenist Paul O'Dette of the Eastman School of Music and the artistic team of resident stage director Ken Cazan, conductor Brent McMunn, and Early Music program director Adam Gilbert. Sponsored by Visions and Voices: The USC Arts & Humanities Initiative.