Weekly Program Highlights: Opera with Iain Scott

One does not need to be an opera buff or even have much experience with opera to enjoy an Iain Scott program. We are so pleased to include Iain amongst the many highly qualified instructors and facilitators planning and overseeing courses at the Prosserman JCC. 

Iain Scott is one of the most highly sought after and here are some of his credentials and accomplishments:

-In the USA, he has lectured for Opera America, for Opera Guilds International, for the Wagner Society of America (in Chicago), for the New York Wagner Society, for the American Wagner Association, for the Wagner Society of Washington DC, for the Wagner Society of Ohio, for the Great Books Foundation, for Palm Beach Opera, for the Viginia Opera, for the Smithsonian Institution of Washington DC and also for the Chautauqua Institution.

-In the Toronto area, he has given many lectures for the Guilds and friends of the Canadian Opera Company, for Opera Atelier, for Opera Hamilton, for the Toronto Wagner Society, for the Mozart Society, etc - and has, so far, provided "Backgrounder" introductions to almost 100 "rarities in performance" - "obscure" operas for Opera in Concert.

-For 25 years, he was a regular guest quiz panellist and commentator on CBC Radio's "Saturday Afternoon at the Opera".

-For eight seasons, (1987 - 1995) he was a frequent panellist on the "Texaco Opera Quiz" from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.


  • In Toronto, he has served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Opera Company, Toronto's Opera-in-Concert, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, the Toronto Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Awards Foundation, the St Lawrence Centre for the Arts, OPERA CANADA magazine, the Aldeburgh Connection Concert Society and was Chair of the Advisory Committee of the U-of-T's Opera School.
  • In Vancouver, he was a longtime member of the Board of Directors of the Vancouver Opera Association and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.


  • Founder of "The Toronto Opera Club".
  • Recipient of:
    • the Government of Ontario's Volunteer Service Award (1990)
    • the U of T's Outstanding Teacher Award (1992) 
    • the U of T's Arbor Award for outstanding volunteer service (2000 & 2007)

Don’t just take our word for it...SIGN UP today for Opera with Iain Scott by calling 416.638.1881 ext.4235 or by contacting Janet at janet@prossermanjcc.com

if you do so before Jan 15, 2013  by 7pm you will get 20% off the fee of this course or any of our many wonderful programs!

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