Metropolitan Opera UI lecture series continues Nov. 16 with "Satyagraha"

The University of Iowa Opera Studies Forum (OSF) will continue its 2011-12 lecture series coordinated with the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD theater screenings with a talk on Glass’s “Satyagraha” Wednesday, Nov. 16, presented by Paul Greenough. All lectures take place at 5:30 p.m. in the University Capitol Centre conference seminar room 2520D and are free and open to the public.

Greenough, a professor in the UI History Department in CLAS will give a talk on Philip Glass’s opera “Satyagraha.”

The lecture series is intended to guide audiences to a better understanding of the Metropolitan Opera performances, which are shown live at Sycamore Cinema in Iowa City and other venues worldwide. Lectures will be held throughout the 2011-12 academic year, most presented by UI faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS).

The series will continue with a lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 30 by Michael Eckert on Handel’s “Rodelinda.”

This series is made possible with support from OSF and UI International Programs.

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