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Opera Language 2 - VSAO5612

This unit continues the development of the student singer's knowledge of and skills in Italian, French and German language and diction. The unit will provide the student with further development of spoken and singing diction, International Phonetic Alphabet and grammatical structures underlying Italian, French and German through the study of operatic repertoire. As these skills are strongly related to singing technique and dramatic interpretation/communication, singing diction is taught primarily in individual coaching within the lectures.

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

Assessment
Transcriptions and translations (20%), 2 in-class performances of recitatives and arias (30%), exam (50%)

Textbooks
Wall, Joan. Diction for Singers: A Concise Reference for English, Italian, Latin, German, French and Spanish Pronunciation. Dallas: Pst.Inc, 1990.

Pre-requisites

VSAO5611

Details

Faculty: Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Semester 2

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: Vocal and Opera Studies
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Sydney
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Anke Hoeppner-Ryan
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