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Metropolitan Opera Live lecture series continues Nov. 30 with "Don Carlo"

November 15th, 2010

The UI Opera Studies Forum (OSF) will continue its lecture series coordinated with the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD theatre screenings with a talk on Verdi’s “Don Carlo” Tuesday, Nov. 30, presented by Miriam Gilbert.  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.

Gilbert is a professor of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The lecture series is intended to guide audiences to a better understanding of the Metropolitan Opera performances, which are shown live at Sycamore Theatres in Iowa City and other venues worldwide.

Other lectures this season, all presented by UI faculty, will be on Puccini’s “La fanciulla del West” (Dec. 15), Gluck’s “Iphigenie en Tauride” (Feb. 21), and Verdi’s “Il trovatore” (Apr. 26).

This series is made possible with support from OSF, UI International Programs and a grant from Humanities Iowa.

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