The University of Iowa

Metropolitan Opera UI Lecture Series Begins with Anna Bolena Oct. 12

October 6th, 2011

The University of Iowa Opera Studies Forum (OSF) will begin its 2011-12 lecture series coordinated with the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD theater screenings with a talk on Anna Bolena, Wednesday, Oct. 12, presented by Katherine Eberle. 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.

Eberle, a professor in the UI School of Music in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), will discuss Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Anna Bolena, which portrays the life of Anne Boleyn, the ill-fated queen driven insane by her unfaithful king.

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 CLAS.

The series is made possible by support from OSF and UI International Programs.

For more information, visit or contact Joan Kjaer at or 319-335-2026.