Advanced Opera Diction 4 (VSAO5616)


The aim is to develop student's ability to perform at a professional standard by applying the highest standards of analytical/contextual knowledge to the process of performing Italian, French and German language in operatic repertoire. The unit provides the student 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 French, 1.5 German/week


Students are required to pass all assessment tasks. Seminar participation: (30%), seminar presentation (20%), recital (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?


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