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Verismo: Celebrating 19th Century Italian Opera
Influenced by the French literary tradition of naturalism, Verismo ("realism" in Italian) found itself in literary works of Italian novelists and many opera composers of the late 19th century. Verismo’s aim was a real presentation of life of ordinary people in the society, their everyday challenges, struggles, and often their tragic ends. This course will present the most celebrated Verismo Operas of Pietro Mascagni, Ruggiero Leoncavallo, Umberto Giordano, Francesco Cilea and Giacomo Puccini. Musical excerpts of some of the best available recordings will be included.
No previous musical or opera experience is required.
A full course refund will only be provided if you withdraw from a course prior to the course start date. For courses with more than one class, a refund, less a minimum $15 administrative fee may be issued if you withdraw prior to the second class. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card.
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This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).