PMA 2633

PMA 2633

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

Opera has been enthralling audiences for 400 years; this course explores the multiple facets of its appeal. Using seven operas as the focus-chosen from different periods, national traditions, and styles-the class will examine the texts that have been turned into operas, the musical conventions that have guided composers (or against which they have worked), and the decisions directors make when they put operas on stage. Each work will be seen as well as heard-either in a special screening or, at least once in the semester, in a live performance. Students who have a strong background in music may wish to also enroll in MUSIC 3901, which involves an extra class-period per week where the music is discussed in greater detail. Permission of the instructor is required for this one-credit addition.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (LA-AS)
Course Attribute (CU-ITL)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MUSIC 2241

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9544PMA 2633  LEC 001