History of Music (i) (2016/2017)

Course code
4S001450
Name of lecturer
Vincenzo Borghetti
Coordinator
Vincenzo Borghetti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Other available courses
Academic sector
L-ART/07 - MUSICOLOGY AND HISTORY OF MUSIC
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Sem. IA (31.10.16 sosp.lezioni), Sem. IB

Lesson timetable

Sem. IA (31.10.16 sosp.lezioni)
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 1:30 PM - 3:10 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.1  
Tuesday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.1  
Wednesday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.1  
Sem. IB

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Learning outcomes

This course aims to introduce students to the methods and tools necessary for the study opera as the most important type of western music theatre of the past four centuries. "La traviata" (1853) by Verdi, one of the most representative examples of the genre, will function as a case study, on which we will try out methods and refine tools.

Syllabus

The course focuses on Giuseppe Verdi's opera "La traviata".

The course includes audio and video examples.

Bibliography/Videography
(The symbol ** marks books available in the E-learning platform).

lecture notes;

GLORIA STAFFIERI, Un teatro tutto cantato. Introduzione all’opera italiana, Roma, Carocci, 2012, capp. 1, 2, 4, 5 (pp. 17-99; 123-175);

JULIAN BUDDEN, Le opere di Verdi, vol. 2, Dal “Trovatore” alla “Forza del Destino”, Torino, EDT 1986, pp. 126-182;

FABRIZIO DELLA SETA, “La traviata”, dal dramma alla musica, in La traviata, Venezia, Teatro La Fenice 2009, pp. 5-20 [pdf downloadable at: http://www.teatrolafenice.it/media/libretti/131_2629Latraviata.pdf];

MARCO MARICA, La traviata, libretto e guida all’opera, Venezia, Teatro La Fenice 2009, pp. 45-90 [part of the previous book; available also as a separate pdf on the e-learning platform];

ELIZABETH WILSON, Bohémiens, grisettes e cortigiane, in Eroine tragiche... ma non troppo, a cura di Pierluigi Petrobelli, Parma, Istituto Nazionale di Studi Verdiani, 2007, pp. 127-134;**

EMANUELE SENICI, Violetta come noi, in La traviata, a cura di Livio Aragona e Federico Fornoni, Bergamo, Fondazione Donizetti, 2009, pp. 17-24;**

MICHELA GEROSA, Tra “La Dame aux camélias” e “La traviata”: un molteplice orizzonte letterario e teatrale, in La traviata, a cura di Livio Aragona e Federico Fornoni, Bergamo, Fondazione Donizetti, 2009, pp. 27-46;**


Video of La Traviata available on the web:

La traviata, Festival di Salisburgo, 2005, regia: Willy Decker, direzione: Carlo Rizzi (disponibile su YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Drce8uXvyHg).
La traviata, Tokyo, 2006, regia: Antonello Madu Diaz, direzione: Bruno Campanella (disponibile su YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqWE-_3roCo);

Assessment methods and criteria

written test

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017