Five summer afternoon lectures

3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Monday, 13th to Friday, 17th JULY, 2020

at   

C L A S S I C A L   P U R S U I T S 
Victoria College,
University of Toronto

“Five Operas

that Changed

the World”


$120 by cheque to OPERA IS *


What is CLASSICAL PURSUITS?

It is a week-long gathering of people from all over North-America who are interested in literature, music, theatre, architecture, painting – and especially in ideas. There are twelve morning discussion seminars, each exploring one of the highpoints of western culture. For more information on CLASSICAL PURSUITS and for descriptions of each of these 12 fascinating seminars – please click here.


*   People who are enrolled in 

CLASSICAL PURSUITS‘ discussion seminars

get my afternoon lectures “free”

as part of their package.

(cost is $1,520 + HST). 

If, however, you wish to attend

just this series of lectures,

the course is also offered as

a “stand-alone” OPERA IS course …

… (please send $120 by cheque to OPERA IS,

6 Blythwood Gardens, M4N 3L3 … 

or $25 per lecture at the door)


Previous WEEK-LONG COURSES given by IAIN at CLASSICAL PURSUITS …

          2019       “Shakespeare scenes

                           in Opera”

          2018      “Opera and Power”

          2017       “What do we know? –

                          in Opera”

          2016      “Exploring metamorphoses

                          in Wagner’s “RING CYCLE”

          2015       “How to choose the Five

                           Greatest Operas”

          2014      “East Meets West”

                           in Opera

          2012      “The Vocal Olympics”

                           of Opera

          2011      “Celebrating Benjamin

                           Britten’s Centenary”

          2010      “Operatic Ensembles”

          2009      “The Trojan War in Opera”

          2008      “Late Editions – final works

                          by the great masters”

          2007      “Opera and the Almighty”

          2006      “Wagner’s Ring Cycle”

          2005      “Tristan und Isolde”

          2004      “Gotterdammerung”

          2003      “Die Walkure”