the joys of Opera
with Iain Scott!
Not now, but you
can still continue to
TRAVEL ? and LEARNING ?
… during a pandemic?
Clearly TRAVELLING to see the world’s great opera houses may be “on hold” for a while … at least until we can all feel more comfortably safe.
But CONTINUOUS LEARNING during the pandemic is still front and centre, albeit in a new and changed form.
No, we cannot now meet together in a traditional “classroom” context, but we are all (yes, all of us) now learning how to LEARN FROM HOME … with Zooming and on-line courses and webinars.
I hope I will be able to continue to help you to understand and appreciate the wonderful world of opera with my new platform (currently being built and coming soon) “YOUROPERAGUIDE.COM”.
I also hope that you will enjoy the new site I have curated to celebrate the brilliant legacy of my friend, my mentor, and one of the world’s greatest teachers of opera: Father OWEN LEE.
One last thing, the image for the banner above is … the BERLIN STAATSOPER on the Unter den Linden. It reopened in 2017 after an 8 year refurbishment which cost over 400 million euros. (But … I knew you recognised it immediately, of course!)
Special announcement –
this site now contains
a MEMORIAL WEBSITE …
- See SEVEN VIDEO INTERVIEWS with him and
- hear many of his brilliant METROPOLITAN OPERA RADIO BROADCASTS – including (most of) his musical and dramatic analyses of FRENCH OPERAS, GERMAN OPERAS and ITALIAN OPERAS and (some of) his intermission DISCUSSION COMMENTARIES.
- then browse though the many DOCUMENTS I have collected about him, and by him
- and explore his 21 BOOKS.
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ABOUT IAIN’S OPERA COURSES:
“Every time Iain teaches an opera appreciation course, he always inspires me to want to learn more.”
“I enjoy his broad experience and his deep expertise.”
“He is a born teacher.“
ABOUT IAIN’S OPERA TOURS:
“Iain’s top-of-the-line opera tours are wonderful experiences.”
“They are meticulously designed and expertly planned.”
“Iain’s tours offer an optional balance of varied, guided “day” and “evening” experiences and independent, personal time.”
“Each day creates a multitude of exciting new discoveries, but they are also carefully paced for seniors like me.”