Adults: $25; seniors/USC faculty & staff/military: $20; students with ID: $7
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2016-2017 Season Announced
(dates, times and repertoire subject to change)
Sunday in the Park with George (Sondheim)
November 4, 5, 6, 2016
“My favorite musical of all time.” – Stephen Colbert
Inspired by Georges Seurat’s famous painting “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of
La Grande Jatte,” Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s musical depicts the journey,
the joy and the heartbreak of an artist committed to realizing his vision. Considered
a masterpiece of Sondheim and Lapine, Sunday in the Park with George merges past and present into beautiful, poignant truths about life, love and the
creation of art. One of the most acclaimed musicals of our time, this moving study
of the enigmatic painter won a Pulitzer Prize and was nominated for 10 Tony Awards
including Best Musical.
Later The Same Evening (Musto)
February 24, 25, 26, 2017
“It’s a lullaby to New York, the music is that late night, New York...lamp-shining-in-a-dark-street...that
kind of atmosphere.” - John Musto on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday
Later the Same Evening imagines the lives of the people in five Edward Hopper paintings on one evening in
New York. Composer John Musto and librettist Mark Campbell turn the paintings into
a re-creation of the stark realism of Hopper’s New York cityscapes in the wake of
the Great Depression. The story follows the characters who find themselves colliding
in a chance encounter at a Broadway musical.
The Lanny and Sidney Palmer One Act Series
Bon Appétit! (Hoiby)
Featuring Janet Hopkins
A comic culinary extravaganza that taps the wit and antics of one of America’s best-loved
television personalities, the (almost) inimitable Julia Child.
The Impresario (Mozart)
April 15, 16, 2017
School of Music Recital Hall – Free
An impresario and his assistant audition two actresses for a new theatrical company.
Hilarity ensues as the two sopranos try to outdo each other in high notes, a tenor
intervenes by way of a trio, and in the end a quartet sings “Every artist strives
Opera at USC offers a truly comprehensive program for both graduate and undergraduate
students, covering every facet of opera production, both on stage and behind the scenes.
Singers, directors, pianists, conductors, marketing and public relations students
and theatrical technicians get expert teaching and intensive hands-on experience in
their respective crafts.
Opera at USC is one of only a handful of colleges and universities nationwide that
offers special training and practice for aspiring opera stage directors. You can gain
abundant practical stage experience by participating in the operas either onstage
Opera at USC presents two fully staged operas with orchestra each year and also presents
an evening of One-Act Operas, often with a graduate stage director. Roles are open
to undergraduates and graduates.
Master classes conducted by international opera singers, conductors, coaches and directors are held
Voice faculty and the choral department work closely together with Opera at USC on
many projects. Learn more about the choral ensembles and the vocal studies area.
See photos from our past seasons.