What is


 It is a week-long gathering of people from all over North-America who are interested in literature, music, theatre, architecture, painting – and especially in ideas.

 There are twelve morning discussion seminars, each exploring one of the highpoints of western culture.

 For more information on CLASSICAL PURSUITS and for descriptions of each of these 12 fascinating seminars – please click here. 

 Previous WEEK-LONG Courses 


2019  “Shakespeare scenes in Opera” 

2018  “Opera and Power”

2017  “What do we know? – in Opera”

2016  “Exploring metamorphoses in Wagner’s “RING CYCLE”

2015  “How to choose the Five Greatest Operas”

2014  “East Meets West” in Opera

2012  “The Vocal Olympics” of Opera

2011  “Celebrating Benjamin Britten’s Centenary”

2010  “Operatic Ensembles”

2009  “The Trojan War in Opera”

2008  “Late Editions – final works by the great masters”

2007  “Opera and the Almighty”

2006  “Wagner’s Ring Cycle”

2005  “Tristan und Isolde”

2004  “Gotterdammerung”

2003  “Die Walkure”



C L A S S I C A L   P U R S U I T S 
meets at

Victoria College,
University of Toronto