This unit develops student's ability to perform at a near professional standard through the applied study of the Italian, French and German language in relation to the operatic repertoire. The unit provides students with an introduction to lyric diction, International Phonetic Alphabet and grammatical structures underlying Italian, French and German which will enhance student's interpretative abilities through interaction with and synthesis of music and text in performance.
1.5 hrs Italian, 1.5 hrs German, 1.5hrs French/week
Transcriptions and translations (20%), 2 in-class performances of recitatives and arias (30%), exam (50%)
Wall, Joan. Diction for Singers: A Concise Reference for English, Italian, Latin, German, French and Spanish Pronunciation. Dallas: Pst.Inc, 1990.