The more you know about opera – what to listen for and what to watch for – the richer your experience will be in an opera house.
Please select a COURSE from the left-hand menu - then follow the registration instructions.
For WEEKENDS - see the top menu bar.
WHY TAKE AN OPERA COURSE?
Learning is an enjoyable process in itself. The joy of discovery can be a very rewarding experience -- especially if your guide is experienced, enthusiastic and irreverent.
WHO ELSE IS LIKELY TO BE THERE?
Some courses are targeted primarily at those who are new to opera. For all the others, the only prerequisite is an interest in having fun learning more about opera!
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
These courses are intended to give you a framework for what to listen for in an opera -- and how to deepen your appreciation and experience at home, or in the opera house.
HOW ARE THE COURSES DELIVERED?
Iain's courses are presented using primarily video excerpts. These are carefully chosen to reinforce the learning objectives of each course session.
Just ask anyone who has taken one of Iain's courses! Some have attended every one of his courses for over a decade!
Because they are "face to face," OPERA IS - LEARNING offerings are currently only available to people who live in the Greater Toronto Area.