From the Iowa City Press-Citizen .
The University of Iowa Opera Studies Forum will continue its lecture series coordinated with the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD theater screenings with a talk on Puccini’s “La fanciulla del West” on Wednesday, presented by Kim Marra. All lectures are at 5:30 p.m. in the University Capitol Centre Conference Seminar Room, Room 2520D, and are free and open to the public.
Marra is a professor of American studies and theater arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
The lecture series is intended to guide audiences to a better understanding of Metropolitan Opera performances, which are shown live at Sycamore Theatres in Iowa City and other venues worldwide.
Other lectures this season, both presented by UI faculty, will be on Gluck’s “Iphigenie en Tauride” (Feb. 21, 2011) and Verdi’s “Il trovatore” (April 26, 2011).
This series is made possible with support from OSF, UI International Programs and a grant from Humanities Iowa.