All lectures take place in the University Capitol Centre Conference Seminar Room 2520D at 5:30 p.m., are free of charge, and are open to the public.
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.
January 3, 2013* (Thursday): Robert Ketterer (University of Iowa, Classics) and Roberta Marvin (University of Iowa, International Programs), on Berlioz's Les Troyens
*Note different venue: UCC Executive Boardroom
January 14, 2013 - (Monday): Katherine Eberle (University of Iowa, Music), on Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda
February 13, 2013 - (Wednesday): Roberta Marvin (University of Iowa, International Programs), on Verdi’s Rigoletto
April 24, 2013 - (Wednesday): Michael Eckert (University of Iowa, Music), on Handel’s Giulio Cesare
October 2, 2013: Anna Barker (Comparative Literature) and Nathan Platte (Musicology) on Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin
December 5, 2013: Miriam Gilbert (English, Emeritus) on Verdi's Falstaff