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M-LT 77911 - Characterization
Students learn the process of developing an operatic character, beginning with in-depth research into the opera, its source material, musical and dramatic values, and performance history. Context for the opera's plot, including period, location, social milieu, and thematic material is also explored. With this foundation in place, the students identify character attributes, craft appropriate back story, examine relationships with other characters, and explore the inner life and outer physicality of the character. Finally, they carefully consider the character's intentions and the obstacles to achieving them, from which they construct a range of acceptable choices of action to play in performance. Students will explore the character's physicality and inner life through various performance exercises and will prepare and present an aria from the role in class. 2 hours weekly; 1 credit

Prerequisites N/A
Corequisites N/A
Fees N/A
Credits 1.00
Credit Types Credit

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