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Advanced Opera Diction 1 - VSAO5613

Year - 2020

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.


Faculty: Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Vocal and Opera Studies
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Anke Hoeppner-Ryan
HECS Band: 1
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