Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Giuseppe Verdi's “Aida”
Following a pre-opera discussion hosted by Ken Cazan, USC Thornton and the USC School of Cinematic Arts present a delayed broadcast of Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida.
The grandest of grand operas, Aida features an epic backdrop for what is in essence an intimate love story. Set in ancient Egypt and packed with magnificent choruses, complex ensembles, and elaborate ballets, Aida never loses sight of its three protagonists. Soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, going toe-to-toe with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as Amneris.
Pre-Opera Discussion at 12PM
HD Opera Broadcast at 1PM
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.