Masterpieces of Italian Opera

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Masterpieces of Italian Opera

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Art History, Music

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The course surveys the development of opera from its origins through the Baroque, 19th and onto the early 20th century. Muscial examples from operas will be played and analyzed in class from the point of view of musical form, dramatic or poetic content and vocal technique. Students will also have the opportunity of attending live opera performances in Rome.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations


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