***(Reservations Required, See Below)***
For the past eight years, the Metropolitan Opera in New York City has been broadcasting a number of performances live to movie theaters across the country. The broadcast series, called "Live in HD", is now in its seventh season and has been very popular with opera goers worldwide. Metropolitan Opera productions are typically first rate (their annual budget is in the hundreds of millions of dollars), and they attract the best singers from around the world.
On Saturday, October 5th, the Metropolitan Opera will be broadcasting Eugene Onegin, by Peter Tchaikovsky. The production will feature Anna Netrebko and Mariuz Kwiecien in the title roles.
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For those of us on the west coast, the USC School of Cinematic Arts will be screening this performance (delayed, unfortunately) at the Norris Cinema Theatre/Frank Sinatra Hall at 12 pm. There will be a pre-opera talk from 12-1, and the screening starts at 1 pm. What's more, this screening is FREE, though you do have to reserve a ticket beforehand. To make a reservation, go to the web site below, and click on the "Make Reservations" link on the top right.
Let's meet in front of the theater at 11:30 am. I'll have a meetup sign with me.
Paid parking is available within the USC campus. Free parking is also available on/around Hoover street near 32nd, 31st, or 30th street.