How to become an opera buff in under an hour!

  • October 05, 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Aurora Cultural Centre


Iain Scott

After a 30-year career working with Engineers in SHELL, Chartered Accountants in DELOITTE, and Consulting Actuaries in MERCER, Iain Scott founded his own company "OPERA-IS" (the IS is for "Iain Scott') in 2002 to develop opera appreciation courses, lead opera tours and offer opera guides.

In Toronto, Iain has served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Opera Company, Toronto's Opera-in-Concert, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, the Toronto Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Awards Foundation, the St Lawrence Centre for the Arts, OPERA CANADA magazine, the Aldeburgh Connection Concert Society and was Chair of the Advisory Committee of U-of-T's Opera School. 

Iain has lectured throughout North America for such organizations as Opera America, for Opera Guilds International, for the Wagner Society of America, for the Smithsonian Institution of Washington DC, for the Chautauqua Institution, for the Guilds and friends of the Canadian Opera Company, for Opera Atelier and for Opera Hamilton.

He has two Masters' Degrees - an M.A. (in Medieval History) and an M.B.A. (Master of Business Administration).

How to become an opera buff in under an hour

Opera, the greatest of all art forms, is often unfamiliar territory - even to many highly-educated individuals. But, as Iain Scott will explain, if you can grasp the tricky concepts of a circle, a line and a square (and he has every confidence that indeed you can!) you will be able to understand all you really need to know about this exhilarating combination of poetry, drama, music and dance - and you may even be ready to become, yes, an opera buff! So - if you are up to this challenge - Iain will get you there in under an hour.

This event is part of the Fall 2015 Speaker series. Register for the Fall 2015 Event Series.

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