USC Thornton Opera presents George Frideric Handel's "Alcina"

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Love reigns supreme on the lush island of the sorceress Alcina in George Frideric Handel’s dazzling Baroque opera seria, Alcina, a vividly-rendered tale of power and obsession. Handel’s brilliant score depicts a seductive tale of selfishness undone by true love, as a pair of mortals breaks the spells that hold Alcina’s lovers captive. Encounter this moving, but long-neglected work in a new production by the USC Thornton Opera.

Thursday, November 16, 8PM*
Friday, November 17, 8PM
Saturday, November 18, 8PM
Sunday, November 19, 2PM (Pre-performance lecture, 1PM)

A pre-performance discussion on Sunday, Nov. 19 between maestro Brent McMunn and resident stage director Ken Cazan will consider Handel’s operatic setting of Ludovico Ariosto's 16th Century epic poem. Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative.

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*Please note that the original performance dates listed in USC Thornton's printed Events Calendar have since been updated to the dates you see here. 

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