HUM 214 Major Works of the Opera
An introduction to the history of opera through detailed exposure to a selection of major works representing the development of the genre from the Renaissance to the twentieth century. Presentations and assignments will be organised around whole operas and their historical significance. An initial focus will be on the ways in which diverse forms of opera incorporate themes from myth, religion, literature, and history. Opera will also be examined as spectacle and as a multi-media performance art, and from the perspectives of genre, economics, modes of production, cultural expression, and history through opera. The reception history of opera and its adaptation to other media (such as film) will also form an important theme. Introductory information will be included about the musical conventions of opera and its terminology. In addition to the existing pre-requisite " to have completed 23 credits" for this course , a new condition will be added as "to complete SPS 101 and SPS 102 courses at least with D grade" as of the Fall semester of 2015-2016 Academic Year. Students who failed from SPS 101 and SPS 102 courses, do not have right to take this course.