University of Iowa
Dostoevsky at the Opera

Dostoevsky at the Opera

Date: Thu, Oct. 14, 2021
Time: 4:00 PM — 6:00 PM
Location: Main Library Gallery, UI Main Library

Despite Dostoevsky’s broad literary acclaim, composers hardly clamored to set his works for the stage. Introspective psychological portraiture suited novels, not musical dramas known for exaggerated expressivity. But while nineteenth-century composers steered clear of Dostoevsky, later composers recognized an opportunity. Learn more.