Operatic Cultures in Dialogue: An Introduction to Sinitic and Italian Opera Spring 2024 - MUS 235

What makes a beautiful voice? How does spoken and sung language relate across cultural spaces? How are musical and bodily gestures codified differently across music theatrical traditions? This course takes a deep dive into these questions through a comparative exploration of two global manifestations of opera: Italian opera and Sinitic (Chinese-language) xiqu. We will consider such topics as gender and sexuality; nationalism and identity; scenic design, gesture and choreography; transmission and global circulation. Students will have the opportunity to attend at least one performance at the Metropolitan Opera or other venues in the area.

Spring 2024 Class Schedule
T, Th, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
M, 09:00 AM - 09:50 AM
M, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
W, 09:00 AM - 09:50 AM
W, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Th, 09:00 AM - 09:50 AM
Th, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
T, 09:00 AM - 09:50 AM
T, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
F, 09:00 AM - 09:50 AM
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