Handel’s ‘Giulio Cesare’ to be featured at Opera Studies lecture on April 24

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Man singing to womanThe UI Opera Studies Forum will present the final talk in its series coordinated with the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD theater transmissions on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the University Capitol Centre, Room 2520D. This event is free and open to the public.

Michael Eckert, professor of composition and theory in the UI School of Music, will guide audiences through Handel’s Giulio Cesare in preparation for the live theater transmissions of the production. Giulio Cesare will be screened at Sycamore Cinema in Iowa City on Saturday, April 27, at 11:00 a.m., with an encore screening Wednesday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m.

the metropolitan opera HD LiveDavid McVicar’s witty production of Giulio Cesare stars the world’s leading countertenor, David Daniels, in the title role opposite Natalie Dessay as Cleopatra. Baroque specialist Harry Bicket conducts. For more information about the production and a full synopsis, visit http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/liveinhd/LiveinHD.aspx.

This lecture series, presented by the Opera Studies Forum in UI International Programs, is intended to guide audiences to a better understanding of the Metropolitan Opera performances.

For more information, contact Joan Kjaer at joan-kjaer@uiowa.edu or 319-335-2026.

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