Course title:
Rossini: Genius of Italian Opera
Tutor:
Robin John
Course ID:
C3747070
Start date:
13/01/2022
End date:
24/03/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Thu 13 Jan 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Thu 20 Jan 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Thu 27 Jan 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Thu 03 Feb 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Thu 10 Feb 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Thu 17 Feb 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Thu 03 Mar 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Thu 10 Mar 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Thu 17 Mar 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Thu 24 Mar 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Total sessions: 10
Total number of classroom hours: 20
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 20
Date
Thu 13 Jan 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 20 Jan 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 27 Jan 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 03 Feb 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 10 Feb 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 17 Feb 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 03 Mar 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 10 Mar 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 17 Mar 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 24 Mar 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
10
Total number of classroom hours:
20
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
20
Venue:
Classroom Face to Face with Canvas (for SLR & teaching file)
St Mary's Church Centre
Mill Green
Station Road
Wargrave
RG10 8EU
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
£90.00 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 assumed, but listening to or watching any opera by Rossini would be good groundwork and should help to stimulate good questions and discussion.
Course aim:
Rossini is known mainly for 'The Barber of Seville' and the overture to 'The Thieving Magpie'. But his operatic output was much more, including many serious operas. This course will present the full picture of Rossini and his creative genius.
Course description:
Rossini is mostly known today for his comic opera 'The Barber of Seville' and the much-played overtures from 'The Thieving Magpie' and 'William Tell', but his contribution to opera was much broader than that. A child musical prodigy, he was famous by age 20 and dominated the Italian opera scene in the early decades of the 19C, composing both comic and serious operas, the latter being rarely performed today. With audio and video excerpts from his operas, this course will chronicle Rossini's life and his influence over 19C opera and the 'bel canto' era.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. List Rossini’s most popular comic operas
2. List some of Rossini’s serious operas
3. Identify some of Rossini’s non-operatic output, e.g. his cantatas
4. Identify the three distinct phases of Rossini's operatic career
5. Relate to Rossini’s stature and influence in 19C operatic life
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