Mozart in Opera (5 Weeks)
- Course Description
- Learning Objectives
- Who should take this course
- Instructor Biography
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.
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.