Jun 19, 2019  
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MUS 231 - History of Opera

4 credits
A broad chronological survey of the history of opera through analysis of those works considered operatic masterpieces. The course will explore the evolution of opera as a genre through analysis of the music, stories, historical context, singers, libretti, stage designs, and costumes of representative works in recorded performance. Students also present a scene from a specified work and prepare a historical/analytic project. The class has the opportunity to attend a professional opera production during the semester. Prerequisite: MUS 101, MUS 102, MUS 103 or permission of instructor Offered fall semester alternate years CLA-Breadth/Arts



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