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The Ultimate Art: 400 Years of Opera - MCGY2615

Year - 2020

Since its beginnings around 1600, no genre of Western art music has been more innovative or influential than opera. It has inspired devotion and disdain, and led to innumerable theoretical debates. In this unit, 400 years of changing operatic practices will be explored through a series of seminal works. These will be treated as documents of specific historical circumstances (including contemporaneous singing and staging practices), and as aesthetic objects which have been reinvented continuously down to the present.

1 x 1hr lecture/week, 1 x 2hr seminar/week

Essay (40%), Module tasks (30%), Listening tests (30%)


MCGY2611 or MCGY2612 or MCGY2613 or MUSC1506


Faculty: Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Musicology
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Alan Maddox, A/Prof Michael Halliwell
HECS Band: 1
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