Classical music appreciation: the Italian comic opera
What you'll learn
- The features of the Italian comic opera and how to best listen to it
- The history of the Italian comic opera
- The writing tricks great composers use to make music sound fresh and funny
- The differences within the genre of the comic opera: musical farce and musical comedy
- None at all
Hello and welcome!
In this course we are going through the discovery of the smiley niche of the Italian opera: the comic opera.
We will talk about its birth and the reasons behind it, its development through the action of musical and comic geniuses and most of all which are the features which make music fresh and funny, alongside the tricks composers use to make it so.
Another topic we will explore, closely bound to the literary comedy, will be the subtle but significant border between smile and laugh, high comedy and farce, and how these two genres of comic opera materialize through music.
I will be happy of your company, join and enjoy!
Who this course is for:
- Everyone who likes Italian opera or is curious about it
My name is Giacomo Mura, I am a 27-years-old Italian classical violinist and music teacher.
During and after my graduation in conservatory in Como I attended for years the history of music courses held by the well-known professor Alberto Batisti (one of the most important Italian music historians), where I learnt to look at music as part of our culture, and experienced the communication of the joy and the wonder born by a greater understanding and immersion into it.
I have been working for more than one year in the diffusion of a good and solid knowledge of classical music without demanding any basic preparation from my audience, teaching its history and how to listen with greater awareness and enjoyment.
During the past few years I held events and lectures working along with the Italian embassy in Vienna, the "Società Dante Alighieri" in Vienna, several Wiener Volkshochschülen, the associations "MUSEDU" and "Initiative WIr Sinnd".