Vocal Arts and Opera

Opera Program

USC Thornton Opera Performances from the 2018-2019 Academic Year

2018-2019 Scenes

The USC Thornton Opera Program is thrilled to present our 2019 Winter Opera Scenes show. We are presenting a variety of substantial excerpts from opera and musical theatre spanning many different eras. Join us on February 1st for a night of great music!


Le nozze di Figaro

Le nozze di Figaro

The USC Thornton Opera in collaboration with the  USC Thornton Symphony presents Le nozze di Figaro, the first of the three great collaborations between Mozart and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte. Updated in this production to the present time, a sense of shared humanity shines through both music and words in this comedic study of class struggles and marital relations.


Le Rossignol and L’Enfant et les Sortilèges

In the Fall of 2018, the USC Thornton Opera program and USC Thornton Symphony present a rare French double bill featuring iconic one-act operas, Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol and Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges. Le Rossignol (The Nightingale), with music by Igor Stravinsky and libretto by Stravinsky and Stepan Mitusov, is based on a story by Hans Christian Anderson and […]