A new Fall 2019 course at
the University of Toronto's
S C H O O L O F C O N T I N U I N G S T U D I E S
ARTS & HUMANITIES Division - MUSIC section
158 St George Street, Toronto ON M5S 2V8
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ARTS & HUMANITIES Division - MUSIC - OPERA
COURSE # 3 6 1 9
5 Tuesday afternoons 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
12th NOVEMBER 2019 to 10th DECEMBER 2019
$ 250 (+HST)
please follow this link to secure your place.
In this course we will explore the supernatural and magical themes that give power to some of the best-loved operas.
Opera’s invitation to suspend belief makes it possible to present the worlds that lie beyond.
This course will feature many operatic excerpts on video.
12th November, 2019
Sagas from the Norse Mists
Volsungs, Nibelungs and Burgundians.
The Faustian Pact: Eternal Feminine
Goethe’s metaphysical poem inspires many interpretations.
Russia: "A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery Inside an Enigma"
Folk legends from the Russian steppes.
3rd December, 2019
The Uses of Enchantment - Fairy Tales for Adults
Bruno Bettelheim sees Freudian resonances in child psychology.
10th December, 2019
Supernatural white magic in the world of opera
Back in the 1980s and '90s Iain taught a considerable number of courses
for the U of T's School of Continuing Studies.
He was given their "OUTSTANDING TEACHER AWARD".
He returned to teaching for the School in 2014 and has,
since then, taught the following courses ...
2019 OPERA and MYTHOLOGY
2019 ITALIAN OPERA AFTER VERDI
2018 VERDI'S "MIDDLE PERIOD" MASTERPIECES
2018 FIVE ITALIAN OPERAS FOR PARIS
2018 THE EARLY OPERAS OF WAGNER
2017 THE EARLY OPERAS OF VERDI
2017 THE EARLY OPERAS OF MOZART
2016 ART in OPERA (with Mary Redekop)
2015 CREATIVITY vs. GENIUS in OPERA
2015 HOW RICHARD WAGNER CHANGED THE WORLD
2015 SIX WEEKS IN PARIS (with Mary Redekop)
2015 COMPOSING OPERA - THE ART OF THE OPERATIC ENSEMBLE
2014 OPERATIC DIVOS
2014 OPERATIC DIVAS
2014 SHAKESPEARE in OPERA