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Exotic Operas from Around the World

Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre
Mondays, April 2 - April 16
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. In the middle of the century, a series of great international expositions in London and Paris spurred the public's focus towards foreign markets and overseas opportunities. This outward-looking trend was reflected in all the arts and especially in opera - where it became fashionable to select far-away and seemingly “exotic” countries as the location of opera plots.
April 2 The Americas
April 9 The Steppes of Asia
April 16 Africa
$22; Drop-in
April 2, 2018 1:30pm
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