Saturday, January 20 at 12:00pm
Norris Cinema Theatre (NCT)
850 W 34th St, Los Angeles, CA 90089
The Met in HD: Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel
12 p.m.: Pre-Opera Discussion
1 p.m.: HD Opera Broadcast
Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP here.
The USC School of Cinematic Arts will host a series of satellite broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera presented in spectacular HD digital projection and 5.1 surround sound.
Hailed by the New York Times as “inventive and audacious . . . a major event,” The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape.
Following a pre-opera discussion hosted by Ken Cazan, chair of vocal arts and opera/resident stage director at the USC Thornton School of Music, we will present a delayed satellite broadcast of The Exterminating Angel, conducted by the composer, Thomas Adès. The 2016 opera, co-commissioned by the Met, is based on Luis Buñuel and Luis Alcoriza’s acclaimed 1962 film of the same name and makes its Met premiere this season. Directed by the librettist Tom Cairns, The Exterminating Angel is a co-commission and co-production with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Royal Danish Theatre; and Salzburg Festival, where the production premiered in 2016.
Opera running time: 2 hours, 27 minutes. In English, with English subtitles.
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Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative. Organized by the USC School of Cinematic Arts in conjunction with the USC Thornton School of Music and the Metropolitan Opera.