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IAP 2007 Activity

Opera - the Ultimate Dramatic Experience
David Collins M.Ed. pre-opera lecturer and historian for Opera Boston
Tue Jan 16, Thu Jan 18, Tue Jan 23, Thu Jan 25, 10:30am-01:00pm, 4-160

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)
Prereq: none

Opera is the marriage of theater and music. In 4 sessions we explore the fascinating and addictive world of opera, using audio and video examples to follow the history of opera from the late Renaissance through the death of Puccini in 1924. Among the composers represented will be: Monteverdi, Rameau, Purcell, Handel, Gluck, Mozart, Beethoven, Weber, Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini, Meyerbeer, Berlioz, Gounod, Offenbach, Verdi, Wagner, Richard Strauss and Puccini. Emphasis will be placed on understanding opera as a dramatic art form expressed through music. Consideration will be given to different dramatic aesthetics - crucial factors in a composer's approach to opera. This course is geared for both beginners and those wishing to expand their operatic horizons.
Contact: Steve Michaels, E38-400, x8-8104, michaels@ilp.mit.edu
Sponsor: Music and Theater Arts
Latest update: 16-Nov-2006

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