Past Events - 2008

Fall 2008

Screening of Jr. Butterfly and Discussion with the Opera's Librettist
Masahiko Shimada, Hosei University (collaboration with CAPS)

Spring 2008

Eighteenth-Century Opera Lecture Series

“Borrowed Magic: Fairy Tale Operas in European Context”
Jeanine Blackwell, University of Kentucky Germanic Studies

“Wonder and Bewilderment: The Fairy Tale Milieu of ‘The Magic Flute’”
Jeanine Blackwell, University of Kentucky Germanic Studies (in conjunction with the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre’s performance of The Magic Flute)

America and The Operatic Tradition Lecture Series

“Tunes for Damsels, Villains, and Heroes: Music as Medium and Message in Nioneteenth-Century British and American Theatre”
Michael Pisani, Vassar College

“’I don't believe in realism’: Imagining the African-American in Frederick Delius’s Koanga
Eric Saylor, Drake University (in collaboration with the School of Music Musicology and Theory Colloquium)

“Quakers and Cowboys: Americans in Italian Opera from Piccinni to Puccini”
Pierpaolo Polzonetti, University of Notre Dame