Mozart in Opera (5 Weeks)

Course Code: MIO101
Start Date: 2024/3/5 End Date: 2024/4/2 Day: Tue Time: 19:10-21:00 Hours: 10 Sessions: 5 Semester: Spring Instructional Language: English Special Notes: 【This is a hybrid course that you can join either at our Tokyo campus or online via Zoom.】 Location: Hybrid, In-Person (Tokyo), Online English Proficiency Level: Any Level

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Course Description

Mozart is the most popular opera composer of them all: three of his works feature on the list of the 10 most frequently performed operas in the world in 2021/2022 season, and he is overall the most performed composer in the world in the same season. Why do his operas attract audiences? This course is designed to answer this question, by listening to his five most frequently performed operas in the world and contextualising them within their appropriate political, historical and cultural horizon. While being mesmerised by Mozart’s unsurpassed tunes, wit, vivacity and drama, you will gain a deeper appreciation of Mozart’s most popular operas and its enduring significance as a form of artistic expression.

Learning Objectives

1. Begin to contextualise Mozart’s representative operas within their appropriate political, historical and cultural horizon.

2. Demonstrate selective skills of contextual, theoretical and comparative analysis of Mozart’s operas which appear in this course.

3. Actively watch and enjoy Mozart’s operas with the classmates through discussion.

Who should take this course

Those who would like to experience and enjoy operas but do not know where they should begin, and those who already enjoy operas but would like to deepen their knowledge of Mozart’s opera by better understanding.


No required textbook


Miho Uchida

Instructor Biography

Miho is an England-based opera journalist who has been a member of the Foreign Press Association in London since 2015. She graduated with a BA Opera Studies from Manchester University and received her MA from University College of London (UCL) by researching gender issues and Orientalism in Opera. She has contributed articles to and produced feature spreads in both Japanese and English magazines since 2014. For all articles, she makes sure to interview opera singers, directors and instrumentalists for first hand reference. Supporting the development of opera and widening its audience by conveying her joy and knowledge is her passion. She also thoroughly enjoys traveling across the globe to visit different opera houses.