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MUSC 532D Advanced Studies in Music History and Musicology - VERDI'S OPERAS

Research seminar on a core or emerging topic in music history or musicology. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 credits if different topics are covered.

This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

Credits: 3

Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
RestrictedMUSC 532D 001Seminar2 Fri9:3012:00

Topic: Verdi's Operas: Issues and Contexts. With MUSC 430B. This course provides a comprehensive introduction to Verdis operas and their manifold historical and cultural ramifications. We will focus both on formal and dramaturgical aspects of some of Verdis most representative works, as well as on such themes and issues as biography and myth-making, aesthetics, politics, reception, performance practice, contemporary staging. In addition to listening to operas attentively with a score, students will study primary sources (letters, 19th-century newspaper reports and interviews, archival documents), as well as scholarly literature on selected topics.

Written assignments will include three short essays on specific topics, one book report (undergraduate students) and one final research paper (graduate students).