"OPERA and the SUPERNATURAL"

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.

19th November,2019

       The Faustian Pact: Eternal Feminine
       Goethe’s metaphysical poem inspires many interpretations.

26th November,2019

       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

       Operatic X-Files
        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