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INTRODUCTORY VIDEOS

Explore this series of
10 very basic short talks on…

  1. why learn about opera? (8 minutes)
  2. what is an opera – structure? (11 minutes)
  3. what is an opera – differences? (7 minutes)
  4. who “gets” opera? (11 minutes)
  5. operatic voices (17 minutes)
  6. roles in opera (8 minutes)
  7. operatic fachs (12 minutes)
  8. the circle : national styles (10 minutes)
  9. the line : history of opera (16 minutes)
  10. the square : producing opera (9 minutes)


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5 Free One-Hour Videos

“My SEARCH for
MOZART in VIENNA”

Learn how Salzburg-born Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart established himself as an
independent artist in the Imperial Capital.

Then, follow Iain’s quest to find Mozart’s grave – outside the city.

“The TWO great
Golden Ages of VIENNA”

Join Iain as he first revisits the period of
Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.

Then, join him as he explores the fin-de-siecle years of Johann Strauss Jr and Franz Lehar, composers of the great Viennese operettas.

“An INTERVIEW with
the great Canadian tenor
BEN HEPPNER”

Iain asks Ben about three
of his most admired Wagnerian roles:
Lohengrin, Tristan, and
Walther von Stolzing.

Ben provides us with privileged anecdotes
and penetrating insights.

This interview was first produced for the
WAGNER SOCIETY of WASHINGTON DC


“An INTERVIEW with
my favourite
current Canadian tenor
ANDREW HAJI”

Blessed with an unusually beautiful lyric tenor voice, Andrew tells Iain about
his intensive training,
his competition successes,
and his early career triumphs.

to find out more about Andrew
please visit andrewhaji.com

“UNEXPECTED
LEARNINGS”
Iain’s reflections on
his first year of on-line webinars
with Classi Lectures

Iain reviews the first five of his on-line courses and the unexpected learnings we all experienced during the onset of the Covid pandemic.