MUSICOL 413 - Topics in the Early History of Opera
Fall 2021, Section 001 - History of Opera to 1800
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Music History and Musicology (MUSICOL)
Department: Music School
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
15
Advisory Prerequisites:
Undergraduates only.
Other Course Info:
Graduate students elect MUSICOL 513.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Description

This lecture course is devoted to opera in Europe and the Americas in its first two centuries, from the genre’s invention just before 1600 to nearly the end of the eighteenth century. Here opera is to be studied critically as music, theater, spectacle, performance medium, and cultural expression. Special topics in F2021 include the first opera of the Americas (Lima,1701), opera and the slave trade, how early opera singers sang, and the travels of opera. Some lectures and listening assignments will be organized around excerpts, while others concern whole operas and their musical dramaturgy, historical significance, economics, modes of production, and reception in performance. Composers to be studied may include Peri, Da Gagliano, Monteverdi, Cavalli, Lully, Purcell, Hidalgo, Torrejón de Velasco, A. Scarlatti, Handel, Vivaldi, Hasse, Sarti, and Mozart.

Course Requirements:

Listening assignments are to be supplemented by score study, readings from an online course-pack, and some in-class performances. Grades will be based on written work and class participation.

Intended Audience:

Open to singers, musicians, and all scholars interested in opera and early-modern musical culture, whether they are based in the SMTD, in LSA, or in other units.

Schedule

MUSICOL 413 - Topics in the Early History of Opera
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
24683
Open
8
 
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TuTh 11:00AM - 12:30PM

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