The University of Iowa

Metropolitan Opera UI Lecture Series Continues Feb. 15 with ‘Ernani’

February 8th, 2012

The Metropolitan Opera

The University of Iowa Opera Studies Forum (OSF) in International Programs will continue its 2011-12 lecture series coordinated with the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD theater screenings Wednesday, Feb. 15, with a talk on Verdi’s “Ernani” 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 in the Department 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 Cinema in Iowa City and other venues worldwide. “Ernani” will be screened live on Feb. 25.

The lecture series will conclude April 9 with a talk on Verdi’s “La traviata.”

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