Introduction to Italian Opera

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Course Description

Want to listen to an opera for the first time?  Have you been listening to opera for your entire life? This course is suited for beginners and advanced opera listeners alike!

This course is an introduction to Italian opera, focusing on giving you the tools and experiences to become better students of opera. Act I will give you a toolbox of skills to listen for specific moments and gestures in opera. Act II will focus applying these skills to listening activities with your favorite Italian composers. At the end of the course, we will help you to carry these experiences beyond the course, encouraging you to become lifelong listeners and lovers of opera.

No previous knowledge of music or opera is necessary. Join us as we embark upon this community-focused journey to explore the wonders of Italian opera as it touches upon the human experience!

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Denise Cheung

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years ago
Excellent class. I enjoyed it very much. Thank you, Professor Swayne and everyone. The presentation is interesting, educational and meets my expectation.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 3 months ago
Great course! I can't wait for its next offering with verification though I have completed it as an auditor!
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Clifford Groen

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 6 months ago
The lectures are excellent. But there are big problems with the technical parts of this course. I did not understand those parts. This course is not customer friendly. There are "peer reviews" which are depressing and very discouraging. I have taken ten online courses which had no "peer reviews". I got an Honor Code Certificate for this course. I learned a lot about opera.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 7 months ago
This course is excellent. I know nothing about opera. It is a very big blind spot for me. Professor Swayne's lectures are very clear and simple. He talks about Mozart, the Italian opera before Mozart, the conventions in Italian opera, Verdi, Puccini and their peers. This course is very challenging for me. I am learning a lot about opera now. This course has inspired me to watch a live performance of "Turandot" at the Met Opera in NYC in January of 2016.
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3 years, 7 months ago
This is a highly entertaining course,making the opera attainable to all music lovers.The content and presentation are very good.It would be very nice to have it continued and expanded.Recommended!
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