“All in the Family” with Iain Scott

A fun opera course with Iain Scott! ** 

Sisters in Opera?

Which sister marries her sister’s boyfriend? is a member of a sorority (several operas)? is “weird”? comforts her love-lorn sister? gives her brother a medal?

Iain will provide all the answers – with video excerpts. PLEASE NOTE ALL LECTURES IN THE SERIES ARE AT 5PM!

In the series:
Feb. 5: Mothers in Opera?
Feb. 19: Fathers in Opera?
Mar. 4: Brothers in Opera?
Mar. 11: Sisters in Opera?

**Not included in Classi Membership

“All in the Family” with Iain Scott

A fun opera course with Iain Scott! ** 

Brothers in Opera?

Which brother kills his brother (at least 2 operas)? recognises his lost sister (at least 2 operas)? tries to kill his sister? drinks his brother’s blood? duets with his sister (at least 4 operas)?

Iain will provide all the answers – with video excerpts. PLEASE NOTE ALL LECTURES IN THE SERIES ARE AT 5PM!

In the series:
Feb. 5: Mothers in Opera?
Feb. 19: Fathers in Opera?
Mar. 4: Brothers in Opera?
Mar. 11: Sisters in Opera?

**Not included in Classi Membership

“All in the Family” with Iain Scott

A great opera course with Iain Scott! ** 

Fathers in Opera?

In which operas does a father offer his daughter as a marriage prize (2 operas)? haunt his daughter (at least 2 operas)? teach his son geography? kill his daughter? almost kill his son? in 20 of Verdi’s 26 operas a father-daughter or father-son relationship features prominently (how many can you name? what are the 6 exceptions)?

Iain Scott will provide all the answers – with wonderful singing/video excerpts.

PLEASE NOTE ALL LECTURES IN THE SERIES ARE AT 5PM!

In the series:
Feb. 5: Mothers in Opera?
Feb. 19: Fathers in Opera?
Mar. 4: Brothers in Opera?
Mar. 11: Sisters in Opera?

**Not included in Classi Membership

“All in the Family” Opera with Iain Scott

A Great New opera course with the inimitable Iain Scott! ** 

Mothers in Opera?

Mama mia? A quiz!

In which opera does a mother throw her baby into a fire? threaten to kill her daughter (at least 3 operas)? have a child out of wedlock (at least 4 operas)? haunt her daughter? recognise her son from his birthmark?

Iain Scott will provide  the answers – with wonderful singing/video excerpts. PLEASE NOTE ALL LECTURES IN  THE SERIES ARE AT 5PM!

In the series:
Feb. 5: Mothers in Opera?
Feb. 19: Fathers in Opera?
Mar. 4: Brothers in Opera?
Mar. 11: Sisters in Opera?

**Not included in Classi Membership

More Great Scenes from Opera with Iain Scott

Gain a new understanding of Opera

Iain Scott will analyse these famous scenes, look at different productions and directors’ versions while delighting you with special singers.

At The Cafe Momus in La Boheme

The ensemble scene at the Cafe Momus from La Boheme demonstrates what opera can do that no other art form can: presenting many different characters singing their own differing thoughts simultaneously and in beautiful, powerful harmony.

As the music builds to a climax, the ensemble soars into a stunning conclusion, expressing everybody’s different feelings in perfect harmony.

In the series:

Mon. Nov. 28: Death of Dido – Dido & Aeneas & Les Troyens
Mon. Dec. 5: Brunnhilde’s “Immolation Scene” in Gotterdammerung
Mon. Dec. 12: At The Cafe Momus in La Boheme

 

More Great Scenes from Opera with Iain Scott

Gain a new understanding of Opera

Iain Scott will analyse these famous scenes, look at different productions and directors’ versions while delighting you with special singers.

At The Cafe Momus in La Boheme

The ensemble scene at the Cafe Momus from La Boheme demonstrates what opera can do that no other art form can: presenting many different characters singing their own differing thoughts simultaneously and in beautiful, powerful harmony.

As the music builds to a climax, the ensemble soars into a stunning conclusion, expressing everybody’s different feelings in perfect harmony.

In the series:

Sun. Nov. 27: Death of Dido – Dido & Aeneas & Les Troyens
Sun. Dec. 4: Brunnhilde’s “Immolation Scene” in Gotterdammerung
Sun. Dec. 11: At The Cafe Momus in La Boheme

 

More Great Scenes from Opera with Iain Scott

Gain a new understanding of Opera

Iain Scott will analyse these famous scenes, look at different productions and directors’ versions while delighting you with special singers.

Brunnhilde’s “Immolation Scene” in Gotterdammerung

The final scene of Wagner’s Götterdämmerung is known as Brünnhilde’s Immolation Scene and it is one of Wagner’s greatest achievements. Having seen Siegfried killed, Brünnhilde orders a funeral pyre to be made by the Rhine river, so that she can take her own life in it. Carrying the ring, she tells the Rhinemaidens to claim it from her once the fire has removed its curse. Brünnhilde rides her horse into the flames, Valhalla and the Gods are consumed by fire, and the ring’s gold is returned to the river.

In the series:

Mon. Nov. 28: Death of Dido – Dido & Aeneas & Les Troyens
Mon. Dec. 5: Brunnhilde’s “Immolation Scene” in Gotterdammerung
Mon. Dec. 12: At The Cafe Momus in La Boheme

 

More Great Scenes from Opera with Iain Scott

Gain a new understanding of Opera

Iain Scott will analyse these famous scenes, look at different productions and directors’ versions while delighting you with special singers.

Brunnhilde’s “Immolation Scene” in Gotterdammerung

The final scene of Wagner’s Götterdämmerung is known as Brünnhilde’s Immolation Scene and it is one of Wagner’s greatest achievements. Having seen Siegfried killed, Brünnhilde orders a funeral pyre to be made by the Rhine river, so that she can take her own life in it. Carrying the ring, she tells the Rhinemaidens to claim it from her once the fire has removed its curse. Brünnhilde rides her horse into the flames, Valhalla and the Gods are consumed by fire, and the ring’s gold is returned to the river.

In the series:

Sun. Nov. 27: Death of Dido – Dido & Aeneas & Les Troyens
Sun. Dec. 4: Brunnhilde’s “Immolation Scene” in Gotterdammerung
Sun. Dec. 11: At The Cafe Momus in La Boheme

 

More Great Scenes from Opera with Iain Scott

Gain a new understanding of Opera

Iain Scott will analyse these famous scenes, look at different productions and directors’ versions while delighting you with special singers.

Death of Dido – Dido & Aeneas & Les Troyens

In the series:

Mon. Nov. 28: Death of Dido – Dido & Aeneas & Les Troyens
Mon. Dec. 5: Brunnhilde’s “Immolation Scene” in Gotterdammerung
Mon. Dec. 12: At The Cafe Momus in La Boheme

 

More Great Scenes from Opera with Iain Scott

Gain a new understanding of Opera

Iain Scott will analyse these famous scenes, look at different productions and directors’ versions while delighting you with special singers.

Death of Dido – Dido & Aeneas & Les Troyens

Dido, the Queen of Carthage, in her frenzied grief, has built a pyre upon which to burn Aeneas’ belongings as well as the bed that they shared. When she sees the Trojan ships sailing away, she flings herself on the bed and stabs herself with Aeneas’ sword.

In the series:

Sun. Nov. 27: Death of Dido – Dido & Aeneas & Les Troyens
Sun. Dec. 4: Brunnhilde’s “Immolation Scene” in Gotterdammerung
Sun. Dec. 11: At The Cafe Momus in La Boheme