• Length:
    4 Weeks
  • Effort:
    3–4 hours per week
  • Price:

    FREE
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  • Institution
  • Subject:
  • Level:
    Introductory
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English

Prerequisites

None

About this course

Want to listen to an opera for the first time? Have you been listening to opera for your entire life? This course is suited for beginners and advanced opera listeners alike!

This course is an introduction to Italian opera, focusing on giving you the tools and experiences to become better students of opera. Act I will give you a toolbox of skills to listen for specific moments and gestures in opera. Act II will focus applying these skills to listening activities with your favorite Italian composers. At the end of the course, we will help you to carry these experiences beyond the course, encouraging you to become lifelong listeners and lovers of opera.

No previous knowledge of music or opera is necessary. Join us as we embark upon this community-focused journey to explore the wonders of Italian opera as it touches upon the human experience!

What you'll learn

  • History of Italian opera
  • Conventions in Italian opera
  • Close listening skills
  • Musical analysis skills
  • Opportunities to connect with opera and opera lovers locally and globally

Meet your instructors

Sawyer Broadley
Media Production Group
Dartmouth College
Steve Swayne
Jacob H. Strauss 1922 Professor of Music
Dartmouth College
Adam Nemeroff
Instructional Designer
Dartmouth College
Dan Maxell Crosby
Visual Storyteller
Dartmouth College
Pat Fisken
Head of Paddock Music Library
Dartmouth College
Memory Apata
Music Library Specialist
Dartmouth College

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