ITALIAN 461 - Italian Through Opera
Section: 002 Verdi's La Traviata'
Term: WN 2012
Subject: Italian (ITALIAN)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
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Advisory Prerequisites:
ITALIAN 230, 232, or 233.
May be elected twice for credit.
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The main objective of this course is to improve comprehension and speaking by internalizing the Italian language as set to the music and drama of operatic works. Music is used to augment linguistic proficiency by helping to fix vocabulary and syntactical structures in memory in particularly unforgettable ways.

In addition to learning large parts of it by heart, students will study the opera libretto as a witness of grammar, syntax, emotional expression, dramatic effect, and conceptual brevity, as well as of a literary and cultural moment. This semester’s focus will be to learn Verdi’s La Traviata, leading up to its performance by the Metropolitan Opera of New York, live in HD on April 14.

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Intended Audience:

No prior familiarity with opera or music is expected. No extra credit for singing in tune.

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ITALIAN 461 - Italian Through Opera
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002 (REC)
MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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