The Met in HD: Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly

Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 12:00pm

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Norris Cinema Theatre (NCT)
3507 Trousdale Pkwy Los Angeles, CA 90007

The Met in HD: Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly
12 p.m.: Pre-Opera Discussion
1 p.m.: HD Opera Broadcast

Admission is free. Reservations required.


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.

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 Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. Leading sopranos Hui He and Ana María Martínez share the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenors Piero Pretti and Andrea Carè as the American naval officer who abandons her. The great Plácido Domingo makes his role debut as Sharpless, alternating with Paulo Szot and Markus Brück. Pier Giorgio Morandi is on the podium for Anthony Minghella’s sweeping production, a perennial audience favorite.

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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.

Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

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Arts, Music, Film Screening, Lecture / Talk / Workshop, Dance/Theater, Student Life


Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff


University Park Campus


music, Cinematic Arts, Dramatic Arts, employees



Admission is free. Reservations required.

Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative


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