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Study Groups and Lectures: Birthdays, Blessings and Brides I


In 2013 the opera world, including our study group, will celebrate the two hundredth anniversary of the births of Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner. We will remember Verdi by one of his operas- MACBETH, with Simon Keenlyside, from the Royal Opera House. Wagner by his humane and humorous masterpiece DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBERG, from the Glyndebourne Festival with Gerald Finley as Walther and David McVicar directing. Three other operas, Mozart's COSI FAN TUTTE also from the Glyndebourne Festival, Puccini's TOSCA, with Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann and Brynn Terfel from the Royal Opera House and Richard Strauss's ELECTRA performed at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, will also be played.

Discussions, questions, maybe even presentations about the operas, the music, the singers, the staging and production are encouraged and expected. NOTE: Starting date: January 23.


Moderator: Rory O'Sullivan

To register by mail or in person: Pay for your membership ($100) and any lectures ($7 each) with a single cheque payable to McGill University. Cash is not accepted. To register online: You have the option to use Internet banking. You can set up McGill University as a payee with your bank. You may also register for a lecture at the door (the fee is $10) on the day of the lecture. We recommend that you contact the office beforehand to check if space is available. Lectures are non-refundable. Full details:

Date and Time

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 11:45 AM to 1:45 PM


2nd Floor - 688 Sherbrooke West
Montreal, Quebec, H3A 3R1


November 26, 2012 to January 16, 2013


General $10.00 CAD  


Event Registrar
Phone: 514-398-8234