The University of Iowa

UI's Opera Studies Forum to present lectures on Metropolitan Opera Live series

August 26th, 2010

The University of Iowa Opera Studies Forum, part of International Programs, will present a series of six lectures coordinated with the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD theatre screenings.

James Martin, professor of music at Cornell College, will begin the series with his talk on Wagner’s “Das Rheingold,” Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. 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.

The lecture series is intended to guide audiences to a better understanding of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performances, which will be shown live at Sycamore Theatres in Iowa City and other venues worldwide.
Other upcoming lectures will be by University of Iowa faculty on Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale” (Oct. 28), Verdi’s “Don Carlo” (Nov. 30), Puccini’s “La fanciulla del West” (Dec. 15), Gluck’s “Iphige’nie en Tauride” (Feb. 21), and Verdi’s “Il trovatore” (Apr. 26).

These lectures are made possible with support from International Programs at The University of Iowa and a grant from Humanities Iowa.

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