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2012-2013 Season

The Tempest
By Lee Hoiby
Libretto by Mark Shulgasser
Based on the play by William Shakespeare

Brent McMunn, conductor
Ken Cazan, stage director

(cast list)

November 14, 2012 | 8:00 PM
November 16, 2012 | 8:00 PM (Sold Out)
November 18, 2012 | 2:00 PM
Bing Theatre, USC

Get swept into intrigue on a desert island with the sorcerer Prospero, his daughter Miranda, Caliban, the monstrous offspring of a witch, and Ariel, the light and mischievous sprite in composer Lee Hoiby’s masterful and moving adaptation of Shakespeare’s final play, THE TEMPEST. The West Coast premiere of this romantic opera has been internationally acclaimed as, “a winner; a sumptuously, beautifully written modern masterpiece” by Opera News Magazine with music which Fanfare Magazine termed, “buoyant” and “shimmering.” 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 immortal playwright who Harold Bloom credits with, “the invention of the human.”


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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