Study Abroad Information for Current Linfield Students
January Term Abroad
MUSC-298 Italian Opera from Baroque to Verismo
Italian opera began at the break of the seventeenth century as an attempt by a group of Florentine nobles and intellectuals to recreate the theater of ancient Greece. Throughout the baroque era the genre developed into a sophisticated art form that eventually spread to all countries of Western Europe. The nineteenth century saw the evolution of opera from the elegant bel canto of Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti to Verdian romanticism and the brutal realism of Mascagni, Leoncavallo, Puccini and Giordano. The history of opera is the history of changing aesthetic norms, social and political ideas and the society as a whole. The genre of opera will be studied as a gateway to Italian and European culture.
Attendance of live operatic performances will depend on schedules.
Recommended classes for course preparation: EITHER MUSC 131 Understanding Music OR MUSC 233 Music History and Literature: an Introduction; HIST 120, 121 History of Western Culture; AAVC 110 Introduction to Visual Culture
Professor Anton Belov
Program Fee: $5000 Estimated Air: $1400