Opera Singers: Operatic Repertory (with Piano Accompaniment)

Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Opera Singers: Operatic Repertory (with Piano Accompaniment)

  • Host University

    Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality

  • Location

    Florence, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Music Performance

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Placement audition to determine level and skills.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    This class will focus on studying the Italian operatic repertoire with the aid of a piano "corripetiteur". Starting from the works of Mozart and Rossini, the ?belcanto? of Bellini and Donizetti or the operas of Verdi and Puccini the students will be able to focus on the arias and characters that better suit their voice register, enhancing the interpretation of the chosen characters in full rounded perspective. Tackling the entire score, the collaborative work of the piano accompanist will emphasize phrasing, dynamics, color, rhythm, intonation, proper Italian diction, and the specific performance practices of the single character. Singers, depending on their level, will prepare a chosen role of an entire work and through the practice with the pianist they will be able to develop the knowledge and experience necessary to interpret it and perform it according to the expected standards of the professional career.

Course Disclaimer

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