Advanced Opera Diction 2 (VSAO5614)


This unit develops student's ability to perform at a near professional standard through the applied study of the Italian, French and German language in relation to the operatic repertoire. The unit provides students with further development of spoken and singing diction, International Phonetic Alphabet and grammatical structures underlying Italian, French and German which will enhance student's interpretative abilities through interaction with and synthesis of music and text in performance.

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1.5 hrs Italian, 1.5 hrs German, 1.5hrs French/week


Students are required to pass all assessment tasks: Continuous assessment (20%); examination (30%); recital (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?


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If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.