Great Shakespeare Scenes in Opera

We are excited to announce that Iain Scott will return to Toronto Pursuits 2019 to present Great Shakespeare Scenes in Opera. Iain’s five-day series is always a highly anticipated part of Toronto Pursuits. It’s included Toronto Pursuits registration; there is no need to register separately. Iain will present:

  • The balcony scene from ROMEO AND JULIET
  • Star-crossed lovers in 3 operas

  • The sleepwalking scene from MACBETH
  • Enter Lady with a taper ….

  • The defence speech from OTHELLO
  • and how it becomes the greatest Italian duet

  • The honour monologue from HENRY IV part 1
  • and other operatic depictions of Falstaff

  • Prospero’s epilogue from THE TEMPEST
  •  and other fairy-filled operas

    Check back soon for more details!

    Iain Scott is one of Canada’s leading experts on opera. After a 30-year career working with engineers in Shell, chartered accountants in Deloitte, and consulting actuaries in Mercer, he founded his own company, OPERA-IS, in 2002 to develop opera appreciation courses, lead opera tours and offer opera guides. He is in great demand as a lecturer both in the Toronto area and in the USA.

    He has also been a frequent broadcaster on opera. For 25 years he was a regular guest quiz panelist and commentator on CBC Radio’s “Saturday Afternoon at the Opera.” Iain has taught opera classes on the U of T campus for 18 years, where he won the U of T’s Outstanding Teacher Award.



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