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2015-2016 Catalog

MUS 372 Experiencing Opera: Masterpieces of Italian Opera from the Beginnings of Opera to the Barber of Seville

We begin with the seventeenth century for various reasons. Most opera courses begin with the eighteenth century, yet subsequent operatic history cannot be understood without understanding precedent (e.g., distinctions between serious and comic opera, between aria and recitative). [H, GM2]