FU-BEST 3: Music and Theater on the Stage: Past and Present in European Opera

InstructorDr. Daniele Daude
Credit Points5 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits

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“Musical theater” is a non-consensual umbrella term to qualify very different operatic genres which only have a certain form in common: the complex interweaving between music, literature, performing, and visual arts in a multidimensional dramatic field. The course “Music and Theater on the Stage” will investigate the history of European musical theater from the Baroque Era through the Enlightenment and Romanticism until modern times. Students are expected to learn how to “decode” operatic meta-structures by understanding their dramaturgical structures and analyzing them (libretto, music, stage direction and stage performance).