Introducing Opera was founded in Edinburgh by musician and writer Derek Watson and meets for 24 weeks spread over three terms from autumn to spring. A music graduate of Edinburgh University and the Royal Academy of Music London, Derek was a WEA tutor for more than three decades, and began this series of evening classes on the appreciation of opera in the 1970s.
He is also a composer, has worked much in the theatre, runs a village bookshop in the Scottish Borders, is the author of books on Wagner, Bruckner, and Liszt, has written extensively on aspects of opera, and founded the Wagner Society of Scotland in 1984.
Opera is for all! Discover the richness and variety of a truly diverse art form!
Richard Strauss Study Weekends 2017
Two further Richard Strauss courses have now been arranged at Gartmore House in 2017.
From 31 March to 3 April we offer a 3 nights' residential course on Die ägyptische Helena [Helen in Egypt].
From 30 June to 3 July we offer a 3 nights' residential course on Capriccio.
Payment can be made by cheque, made payable to Introducing Opera, or online. For online payments, the relevant information is:
Bank: Co-operative Bank
Account name: Introducing Opera
Account number: 65592870
Sort Code: 08-92-99
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