MUS 184 Opera: Passport to the Liberal Arts (3)

This course focuses on opera as the “total art work”, encompassing history, art, literature, theatre, business and traces the course of opera’s history from its roots in ancient Greek drama to the present day. Framed in the context of Italy as the self-proclaimed birthplace of opera, the course addresses how the passion for this art form has spread through and united European cultures. Students will learn to appreciate the art form by studying selected operas and attending an opera at Miami University, with an optional trip to Chicago to see an opera live at the Chicago Lyric Opera. IIA, IIB, Cul.

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