PMA 2633

PMA 2633

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

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, ALC-AS)
Course Attribute (CU-ITL)

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

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18158 PMA 2633   LEC 001

    • MWF Lincoln Hall B20
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Harris-Warrick, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.