Sep 25, 2023  
2019-2020 Catalogue 
2019-2020 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

MUS 217 - Opera (1)

An introduction to opera as a genre and a study of selected masterpieces. The course will involve both traditional investigations and newer scholarly approaches from areas such as “queer studies” and feminist scholarship. Themes of the course will be those of the operas studied: politics, gender, class, love, death, sexuality, the individual within society, religion, and, of course, the union of music and drama. Ability to read music not required. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. Offered subject to availability of faculty.