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Ten Types of Tenors

An opera singer gestures and singsMondays, November 6 - December 4, 2017
1:30 - 3:30 pm

With Iain Scott, one of Canada’s foremost opera educators
The leading male operatic voice has been the tenor since the nineteenth century and into the “recording era”. Names like Enrico Caruso, Jussi Bjoerling, Lauritz Melchior, Beniamino Gigli, Luciano Pavarotti, Jon Vickers, Carlo Bergonzi and today, Jonas Kaufmann, thrill audiences and collectors of recordings.

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Hollywood’s Oscar-Winning Songs

and the oscar goes toJanuary 25, 2018
Doors open: 1:00 pm, Program 1:30 - 3:00 pm

With pianist/musicologist Jordan Klapman
From 1934’s The Continental to 1969’s Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head, popular songs written specifically for film by Jewish songwriters have won virtually half of all of the Oscars awarded for Best Song of The Year. Hooray for Hollywood!

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Exotic Operas from Around the World

a shirtless man performs on stage with a large dragon puppetMondays, March 19 - April 16, 2018
1:30 - 3:30 pm

With Iain Scott, one of Canada’s foremost opera educators.
The nineteenth century was a period when European interest in the rest of the world expanded and fascination with other cultures became widespread - a process which culminated in the imperialist and colonial "scramble for Africa" at the end of the century.

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