Vocal Arts and Opera

Opera Program

USC Thornton Opera Performances from the 2019-2020 Academic Year

2019-2020 Scenes

The singer-actors of the Thornton Vocal Arts department present an exciting night of opera and musical theatre scenes. Britten, Mozart, Monteverdi, Bellini, Verdi, Bizet, Strauss, and Jones & Schmidt will be performed and accompanied by piano in Newman Recital Hall.


La Calisto – CANCELED

UPDATE March 13, 2020: As part of the University’s ongoing efforts to respond to the Covid-19 virus threat all USC Thornton School of Music ensemble performances for the remainder of Spring ’20 semester have been canceled, including our planned production of La Calisto. For more information please visit Thornton’s Covid-19 updates page. For the University’s […]


A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The USC Thornton Opera, in collaboration with the USC Thornton Symphony, presents Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The opera, which premiered in 1960 and is set to a libretto adapted by Britten and his partner Peter Pears from Shakespeare’s play, is a fantasy about how myth affects the lives of mortal beings. In a […]