Fall 2009 not offered
Operas from Monteverdi to the 20th century will be studied from vocal scores, orchestral scores, recordings, and live performances. Special attention will be given to those properties that make opera viable on the stage. Particular operas studied will include THE MAGIC FLUTE by Mozart, CARMEN by Bizet, FOUR SAINTS IN THREE ACTS by Virgil Thomson, DON CARLO by Verdi, and THE RING OF THE NIEBELUNG by Wagner.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MUSC)
THE OXFORD ISSUSTRATED HISTORY OF OPERA
Piero Neiss, OPERA: A HISTORY IN DOCUMENTS
Selected articles and vocal scores TBA.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Mid-Term and final exams. Oral report on an opera of your choice.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Required attendance at four off-campus opera productions, details TBA. Required marathon listening session, WAGNER, DER RING DAS NIEBELUNGEN.
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