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2013-2014 Season

L'Incoronazione di Poppea
By Claudio Monteverdi
Libretto by Giovanni Francesco Busenello

Brent McMunn, conductor
Ken Cazan, stage director

(cast list)

November 20, 2013 | 8:00 PM
November 22, 2013 | 8:00 PM
November 24, 2013 | 2:00 PM
Bing Theatre, USC

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 Thonton's Early Music program present a thrilling, edge-of-your-seat evening in a modern update of this timeless story of political corruption.

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.


Bing Theatre (BIT)
University Park Campus

USC students, staff and faculty
with valid ID, free.
Seniors, alumni and non-USC students, $12.
General public, $18.

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