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FYSE1080

Mozart Operas

Mozart Operas: Swains, Countesses, and Magic Flutes
In this seminar we will delve into how opera comes about, its place in our culture, and its aesthetic, with our explorations centering on musical components. We will focus on the text and music of Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio, The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and The Magic Flute. The main work will be viewing, listening to, and understanding these great works, with excursions into operas old and new. Special attention will be given to writing, varying from response and research papers to some creative writing. Assignments will be given throughout the semester in the various disciplines that come together in operas. We will have informal presentations of your creative work in class and, if possible, gather them in a public performance late in the semester. Music background preferred. 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
First Year Seminar
Department:
First-Year Seminar Program
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
ART CW EUR

Sections

Fall 2014

FYSE1080A-F14 Seminar (Tan)

Fall 2009

FYSE1080A-F09 Seminar (Tan)

Fall 2004

FYSE1080A-F04 Seminar (Tan)