5 summer afternoons on "SHAKESPEARE SCENES IN OPERA" at Classical Pursuits

Five summer afternoon lectures -

3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Monday, 15th  to  Friday, 19th JULY,  2 0 1 9

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

Victoria College, University of Toronto

$120 by cheque to OPERA IS *


         This year's five afternoon Opera lectures will be ....

          Monday  -  15th July           "The balcony scene from "ROMEO and JULIET" 

                                                            star-crossed lovers in 3 operas 

          Tuesday  -  16th July          "The sleepwalking scene from "MACBETH"

                                                            enter Lady with a taper ...

          Wednesday  -  17th July     "The defence speech from "OTHELLO"

                                                            and how it became the greatest Italian love duet

          Thursday  -  18th July          "The honour monologue from "HENRY IV part 1"

                                                           and other operatic depictions of Falstaff

          Friday  -  19th July               "Prospero's epilogue from "THE TEMPEST"

                                                           and other fairy-filled operas


What is   C L A S S I C A L   P U R S U I T S ?

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

C L A S S I C A L   P U R S U I T S

and for descriptions of each of these 12 fascinating seminars -

please  click here.


*   People who are enrolled in CLASSICAL PURSUITS' discussion seminars

get my afternoon lectures "free" as part of their package. (cost is $1,520 + HST).


If, however, you wish to attend just this series of lectures,

the course is also offered as a "stand-alone"

OPERA IS course ...

... (please send $120 by cheque to OPERA IS,

6 Blythwood Gardens, M4N 3L3 ...

or $25 per lecture at the door)

or ....

see the Registration tab for on-line enrollment.



          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"