2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    
    May 24, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue
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MU 309 - Opera and Theatre

(3.00 cr.)

Many operas are based on great literary and dramatic sources. Details the transformation of these works from spoken drama to musical setting. Traces the works' origins citing direct parallels, dissimilarities, omissions, condensations, and the musical conventions of opera. Addresses the association of librettist and composer. Compares various performances, both historic and current, and discusses the benefits and drawbacks of opera on film. Same course as DR 309 .



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