Course title:
Opera appreciation at Nottingham Mechanics
Tutor:
Christine Shaw
Course ID:
C2345940
Start date:
28/09/2021
End date:
23/11/2021
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Tue 28 Sep 2021 13:30 PM - 15:30 PM 2
Tue 05 Oct 2021 13:30 PM - 15:30 PM 2
Tue 12 Oct 2021 13:30 PM - 15:30 PM 2
Tue 19 Oct 2021 13:30 PM - 15:30 PM 2
Tue 02 Nov 2021 13:30 PM - 15:30 PM 2
Tue 09 Nov 2021 13:30 PM - 15:30 PM 2
Tue 16 Nov 2021 13:30 PM - 15:30 PM 2
Tue 23 Nov 2021 13:30 PM - 15:30 PM 2
Total sessions: 8
Total number of classroom hours: 16
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 16
Date
Tue 28 Sep 2021
Times
13:30 PM - 15:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 05 Oct 2021
Times
13:30 PM - 15:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 12 Oct 2021
Times
13:30 PM - 15:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 19 Oct 2021
Times
13:30 PM - 15:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 02 Nov 2021
Times
13:30 PM - 15:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 09 Nov 2021
Times
13:30 PM - 15:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 16 Nov 2021
Times
13:30 PM - 15:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 23 Nov 2021
Times
13:30 PM - 15:30 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
8
Total number of classroom hours:
16
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
16
Venue:
Classroom Face to Face with Canvas (for SLR & teaching file)
Nottingham Mechanics
3 North Sherwood Street
Nottingham
NG1 4EZ
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
Programme description:
Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£65.60 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
No prior knowledge is expected. Information is provided.
Course aim:
To explore a variety of operas and styles, from the popular to the unfamiliar and to enable you to watch performances with understanding and enjoyment.
Course description:
We will explore a selection of operas, designed to give a representative view of the genre. By discussing the various aspects which make up an opera - eg:- music, libretto, singers, orchestra, production, context and culture at its time of writing and of watching - you will be able to form a judgement about how opera functions. This will help you to watch opera with a greater understanding of how a composer's concept is either reproduced or redefined and how this affects the performance of works from another culture's attitudes and expectations.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Listen and watch opera with increasing understanding.
2. Place some operas in their musical, political, cultural and historical context.
3. Describe various different operatic styles.
4. Demonstrate knowledge of how an opera is put together.
5. Express an informed opinion on the operas you see and hear.
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

WEA Canvas online learning area

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Support

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What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

You can also find information on our website to support you to make decisions about what you can do next https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/whatsnextandprogression

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