A new Fall 2018 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 & SCIENCE Division - MUSIC section
158 St George Street, Toronto ON M5S 2V8
(416) 978 2400
ARTS & SCIENCE Division - MUSIC - OPERA
COURSE # 3 5 0 8
5 Tuesday afternoons 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
6th NOVEMBER 2018 to 4th DECEMBER 2018
$ 250 (+HST)
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After his "years in the galleys", Verdi emerged as the supreme master of Italian opera in the 1850s and 1860s.
Whether you are new to opera or a long-time enthusiast, join us for five of his most famous "middle-period" masterpieces, beginning with one of his French "grand opéras", "The Sicilian Vespers".
Then we’ll come to know his most complex and darkest exploration of a father-daughter relationship, "Simon Boccanegra".
In week three, it’s an unbroken sequence of betrayals in "A Masked Ball"
- and in week four, his sprawling dramatic saga "The Force of Destiny".
We end climactically with perhaps his greatest musical achievement, "Don Carlo".
Nov 6 The Sicilian Vespers
Nov 13 Simon Boccanegra
Nov 20 A Masked Ball
Nov 27 The Force of Destiny
Dec 4 Don Carlo
PREVIOUS COURSES taught by IAIN for the Uof T SCHOOL OF CONTINUING STUDIES
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