Opera afternoons 2 ADED11309

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Repeated in Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course will examine operas in current performance in the central belt of Scotland, as well as operas shown in cinemas. Aspects that will be considered include how operas emerged from the imaginations of particular composers and librettists, the voices of the singers involved in the original productions, and analysis and discussion of the present-day productions.


2 hours per week for 10 weeks

Block 1 and Block 2

Mondays, 14.00-16.00

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses






Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No


Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ Enhance students' knowledge of the specific operas studied.

■ Improve students' awareness of the place occupied by these works in the history of opera and music.

■ Enlarge the framework of musical and theatrical values within which students analyse and assess these specific productions.

■ Expand students' understanding of how musical and theatrical values have evolved.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Critically evaluate and discuss the operas performed.

■ Evaluate the musical and theatrical structures of specific opera productions.

■ Identify the musical styles of the composers of the works selected.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits