VERDI: FIVE "MIDDLE PERIOD" MASTERPIECES

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

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ARTS & SCIENCE Division  -  MUSIC  -  OPERA 

COURSE    # 3 5 0 8


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