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First Nights: Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo and the Birth of Opera (edX)

Learn about Claudio Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, one of the first operas ever written. Claudio Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo premiered in Mantua in 1607, and continues to be regarded as one of the most important examples of early opera. With L’Orfeo, Monteverdi helped to establish the techniques and traditions that continue to inform [...]
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The Beauty of Kunqu Opera (Coursera)

This course will focus on the historical and cultural background, literary aesthetics, music, and performance of Kunqu, China’s classical opera. After viewing the lecture videos presented by scholars and renowned maestros in the field of Kunqu, students’ understanding and appreciation of Chinese performing arts, classical literature and traditional culture [...]
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Inside Opera: Why Does It Matter? (FutureLearn)

Discover the hidden world of opera, find out how it works and debate whether it’s still relevant today. How does opera work? How has it changed over 400 years? And most importantly, is opera relevant today? Get the answers to these questions and more with this course taking you [...]
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19th-Century Opera: Meyerbeer, Wagner, & Verdi (edX)

Learn the music and cultural impact of three canonical operas from the 1800s: Les Huguenots, Das Rheingold, and Otello.
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À la découverte du théâtre classique français -Tome 2 (edX)

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À la découverte du théâtre classique français -Tome 2 (edX)
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Tout ce qu’on doit savoir sur le théâtre français du 17e siècle pour pleinement apprécier les chefs-d’œuvre de Molière, de Corneille et de Racine. Le théâtre classique du 17e siècle passe pour le sommet de l’art du théâtre en France. Ses trois représentants les plus connus, Corneille et Racine [...]
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Introduction to German Opera (edX)

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Introduction to German Opera (edX)
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Explore German Opera as we learn to listen to music in new ways. Want to listen to an opera for the first time? Have you been listening to opera for your entire life? This course is suited for beginners and advanced opera listeners alike!
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Introduction to Italian Opera (edX)

Oct 10th 2016
Introduction to Italian Opera (edX)
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Explore Italian Opera in this two-act learning experience as we learn to listen to music in new ways. Want to listen to an opera for the first time? Have you been listening to opera for your entire life? This course is suited for beginners and advanced opera listeners [...]
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