Masterpieces of Italian Opera
The American University of Rome
Area of Study
Art History, Music
Taught In English
Junior or senior standing or permission of the instructor.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
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.
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