MUS 114 - History of Opera
A survey of the various styles of opera from the 17th through the 20th centuries. Emphasis on the works of master composers - Monteverdi, Mozart, Verdi and Wagner; impact of opera on music history; social and cultural contents of opera.
Prerequisite: MUS 101 or permission of instructor
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Recall and be knowledgeable of great operas and arias from repertoir of Opera Seria of Baroque Period, Opera Buffa and Singspiel of the Classical Period, the golden age of opera in the Romantic Period, as well as masterworks and current operas of the 20th Century.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of the operas of Caccini, Monteverdi, Purcell, Handel, Mozart, Verdi, Donizetti, Bizet, Gounod, Wagner, Strauss, as well as current composers.
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