18th Century Opera: Handel and Mozart

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18th Century Opera: In this breathtaking course, you’ll study Baroque and Classical opera through Handel’s Giulio Cesare and Mozart’s Don Giovanni.

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Introduction

18th Century Opera: Study Baroque and Classical opera through Handel’s Giulio Cesare and Mozart’s Don Giovanni.

About this course

In this breathtaking course, you’ll get to know the music of two beautiful operas both in their spellbinding artistry and colorful histories.

First, you’ll travel to London in 1724, where George Frideric Handel premiered his most famous opera, Giulio Cesare. Meet the performers and experience what it was like to attend the first production, all while gaining an appreciation for the typical characteristics of Italian opera represented in this popular Baroque opera seria.

Then fast-forward 63 years to the Estates Theatre in Prague for the premiere of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s enduring classic, Don Giovanni. Learn about the challenges Mozart faced during the rehearsal process and the revolutionary relationship he created between music and drama in this opera.

What you will learn from 18th-Century Opera: Handel & Mozart?

  • How singers and the orchestra interact
  • How performances of these works have changed since their premieres
  • The basic structures of Baroque opera
  • Essential characteristics of Classical music
  • Mozart’s techniques for representing characters through music
  • How to compare the social and cultural contexts of the two premieres

Syllabus

I. Introduction: What’s Opera, Doc?

  • Introduction
  • Opera Basics, Part I
  • Opera Basics, Part II
  • Pre-Course Survey

2. 18th Century Opera: Handel’s Giulio Cesare

  • How Opera Works 
  • The People Behind Giulio Cesare
  • The Structure of Story and Song
  • Handel’s Ritornellos
  • Inside the Theater
  • Attending the Opera
  • In the Studio with Professor Kelly

3. 18th Century Opera: Mozart’s Don Giovanni

  • Introduction to Don Giovanni 
  • The World of Don Giovanni
  • Preparing for the Premiere
  • Inside the Theater
  • Mozart’s Musical Innovation
  • In the Studio with Professor Kelly
  • Conclusion and 19th-century opera

4. Concluding Content

  •  End of Course Survey

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  • English
  • Opera Orchestra Plays and Acts
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PROS: No musical knowledge is needed. Excellent course material, Clearly and expressively narrated by professor. Eloquent guests creates a massive, deep and enthusiastic context.

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Introduction

18th Century Opera: Study Baroque and Classical opera through Handel’s Giulio Cesare and Mozart’s Don Giovanni.

About this course

In this breathtaking course, you’ll get to know the music of two beautiful operas both in their spellbinding artistry and colorful histories.

First, you’ll travel to London in 1724, where George Frideric Handel premiered his most famous opera, Giulio Cesare. Meet the performers and experience what it was like to attend the first production, all while gaining an appreciation for the typical characteristics of Italian opera represented in this popular Baroque opera seria.

Then fast-forward 63 years to the Estates Theatre in Prague for the premiere of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s enduring classic, Don Giovanni. Learn about the challenges Mozart faced during the rehearsal process and the revolutionary relationship he created between music and drama in this opera.

What you will learn from 18th-Century Opera: Handel & Mozart?

  • How singers and the orchestra interact
  • How performances of these works have changed since their premieres
  • The basic structures of Baroque opera
  • Essential characteristics of Classical music
  • Mozart’s techniques for representing characters through music
  • How to compare the social and cultural contexts of the two premieres

Syllabus

I. Introduction: What’s Opera, Doc?

  • Introduction
  • Opera Basics, Part I
  • Opera Basics, Part II
  • Pre-Course Survey

2. 18th Century Opera: Handel’s Giulio Cesare

  • How Opera Works 
  • The People Behind Giulio Cesare
  • The Structure of Story and Song
  • Handel’s Ritornellos
  • Inside the Theater
  • Attending the Opera
  • In the Studio with Professor Kelly

3. 18th Century Opera: Mozart’s Don Giovanni

  • Introduction to Don Giovanni 
  • The World of Don Giovanni
  • Preparing for the Premiere
  • Inside the Theater
  • Mozart’s Musical Innovation
  • In the Studio with Professor Kelly
  • Conclusion and 19th-century opera

4. Concluding Content

  •  End of Course Survey

Note: Your review matters 

If you have already done this course, kindly drop your review in our reviews section. It would help others to get useful information and better insight into the course offered.

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Specification:

  • EDX
  • Harvard University
  • Online Course
  • Self-paced
  • Beginner
  • 1-3 Months
  • Free Course (Affordable Certificate)
  • English
  • Opera Orchestra Plays and Acts

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