Posts Tagged ‘Vocal Arts and Opera’


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Rod Gilfry makes debut as Claudius in Brett Dean’s “Hamlet” at The Met

May 24, 2022

On May 13, two-time GRAMMY nominee and Thornton Vocal Arts & Opera faculty member Rod Gilfry debuted as Claudius in the Metropolitan Opera Company premiere of Australian composer Brett Dean’s Hamlet, a bold adaptation of Shakespeare’s timeless drama. Gilfry is an acclaimed worldwide performer in opera, musicals and cabaret. Throughout his career, he has performed… Continue reading Rod Gilfry makes debut as Claudius in Brett Dean’s “Hamlet” at The Met


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Starting New Journeys

May 10, 2022

USC Thornton alumni Emily Rosenfield and Diana Newman reflect on their recent debuts, while student Dominic Anzalone and alumnus and current graduate certificate student David Riccobono look forward to new opportunities.


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Memories and Lessons Learned

May 5, 2022

As USC Thornton commences the spring 2022 semester, graduating seniors look back at their time as Thornton Ambassadors.


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Expanding the Definition of a Music School 

April 21, 2022

Robert Cutietta is stepping down as dean of the USC Thornton School of Music after 20 years of inspired service, and we look back on the school’s legacy of innovation.


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A Golden Opportunity

March 24, 2022

April’s live events at USC Thornton start off with a bang when GRAMMY Award-winning jazz group Yellowjackets performs with USC Thornton Winds on April 1.


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“All The Truths We Cannot See: A Chernobyl Story” premieres in the U.S. on April 21

March 23, 2022

USC Thornton collaborated with University of The Arts Helsinki’s Sibelius Academy to create production that will premiere at the USC Bing Theatre.


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Women in Music

March 16, 2022

In recognition of Women’s History Month, USC Thornton honors the talents, accomplishments and experiences of its female students, alumni, faculty and staff.


Places of Honor

March 10, 2022

Glenn Dicterow and Elizabeth Hynes are recognized with prestigious endowed faculty positions at USC Thornton.


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Dispatches From Helsinki: A USC Thornton Opera Blog

February 10, 2022

Join baritone and USC Thornton master’s student Lorenzo Zapata each week as he chronicles the staging of “All the Truths We Cannot See: A Chernobyl Story,” the new opera created in partnership between the USC Thornton School of Music and Uniarts Helsinki’s Sibelius Academy.


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USC Thornton swings into spring

February 3, 2022

Thornton ushers in the spring semester with a variety of events and performances that are open to in-person, limited capacity audiences.