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M-ST 2712 - Performance Seminar 4: Intro to Opera
This one-semester course introduces students to the basic skills that are needed in performing opera. The focus of the course is on the development of the singing actor’s physical and emotional “instruments” and the coordination of these with their vocalism. Specific areas of study include: basic stage deportment, the nature of energy and its physical and emotional application for the performer, theatrical elements and how they affect character development and performance practice, making active choices as a performer, and balancing core truth with theatricality and stylistic considerations. The class is highly interactive and experiential, combining class discussions with various exercises. Students apply what they are learning to the performance of arias and/or songs for feedback and workshop within the class. There is no public performance aspect to this course. Required of undergraduates in the sophomore year. Offered spring semester only.

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Credits 1.00
Credit Types Credit

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