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King's College London

Inside Opera: Why Does It Matter?

King's College London via FutureLearn

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See opera in a new way

How does opera work? How has it changed over 400 years? And most importantly, is opera relevant today?

Get the answers to these questions and more with this course taking you behind opera’s velvet curtain.

If you’ve never been to an opera, or assumed it’s not for you, you’ll learn the basics in a new and exciting way.

If you already enjoy opera and want to learn more, this course will enrich your future experiences, helping you to develop a toolkit of operatic concepts to draw on long after you have finished the course.

Now is your chance to explore this diverse and spectacular art form.

The course is for anyone interested in opera and how it works musically and theatrically, whether or not you’ve experienced opera before.

Taught by

Flora Willson


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  • Anonymous
    Am outstanding look at Opera over time, on stage, in voices and from behind stage. And if that isn’t enough there was a look of the role of opera in politics and power. It was very well organised and done in conjunction with the V & A and their opera exhibition (though I would have liked to see a bit more from the exhibition). There was so much to cover and fellow learners were wonderful as well making comments and putting links on their comments. It was fantastic. Thank you.

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