Pre-performance lecture for Rossini’s Semiramide

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 5:30pm
Event Location: 
UCC 2520-D
200 South Capitol Street
(second floor)
Iowa City, IA 52240

Dr. Robert Ketterer, Professor of Classics, will give a pre-performance lecture on Rossini’s Semiramide.

Robert Ketterer received a B.A. from Lawrence University and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Classical Studies from the University of Michigan. Professor Ketterer's research interest is in Greek and Roman drama, and its reception in the classical tradition, with a special focus on 17th- and 18th-century Italian opera. Publications include his monograph, Ancient Rome in Early Opera (University of Illinois Press, 2009), articles in Cambridge Opera Journal, International Journal of the Classical Tradition, and book chapters and encyclopedia essays on early-modern operas and the classical tradition.

The Opera Studies Forum is supported by the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Robert Ketterer (, 319-335-2327) in advance.