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Steven Cerf to Lecture at Lincoln Center September 10

Story posted August 24, 2005

NEW YORK CITY - Steven R. Cerf, George Lincoln Skolfield Jr. Professor of German, will deliver a pre-opera lecture for the performance of Richard Strauss's Capriccio at the New York City Opera on Saturday, September 10.

Cerf's lecture, titled "Words, Text, Language, Drama: Capriccio as Conversation Piece," will address how and why Strauss commandeered his way to write much of the libretto to the 1942 work (his final opera), as well as compose the score. (To read about the opera click here.)

The talk will be given at 10 a.m. at the New York State Theater of Lincoln Center (enter through the stage entrance at 62nd St. & Columbus Ave.). It is the first of three 50-minute presentations in a workshop being given prior to the 1:30 p.m. performance of Capriccio.

For ticket information call the New York City Opera at (212) 870-5570, or visit

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