Opera Workshop (2017/2018)

Course code
Name of lecturers
Vincenzo Borghetti, Nicola Pasqualicchio
Vincenzo Borghetti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Other available courses
Academic sector
NN - -
Language of instruction
First half of Semester 2 , Second half of Semester 2

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Workshop on Opera. The workshop aims to introduce students to the study of opera through direct engagement with stagings of specific works.


The workshop focuses on three operas: "Le nozze di Figaro" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, "Anna Bolena" by Gaetano Donizetti and "Salome" by Richard Strauss. Students will be involved in two kinds of activities: lectures on these operas (18 hours) and their rehearsals at the Teatro Filarmonico, where they are going to be staged next winter and spring (18 hours). Some of the artists involved with the productions (directors, conductors, singers and so on) will meet the students both in class and in the theatre, and discuss their contributions to the performances.

Delivery of the course: lectures with audio/visual examples; rehearsals at the Teatro Filarmonico.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Felice Romani Anna Bolena (libretto) 2015 libretto dell'opera di Gaetano Donizetti, liberamente scaricabile al seguente link: http://www.librettidopera.it/zpdf/annabol.pdf
Lorenzo da Ponte Le nozze di Figaro (libretto) 2017 libretto dell'opera di Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, liberamente scaricabile al seguente link: http://www.librettidopera.it/zpdf/nozzefig.pdf
Hedwig Lachmann Salome (libretto dell'opera, dall'omonima tragedia di Oscar Wilde) 2000 libretto dell'opera di Richard Strauss nell'originale tedesco con traduzione a fronte in italiano liberamente scaricabile al seguente link: http://www.dicoseunpo.it/S_files/Salome.pdf; libretto in english translation at this link (starting from p. 94): https://www.chandos.net/chanimages/Booklets/CH3157.pdf

Assessment methods and criteria

written essay.

The written essay should be a comparison of the production of one of the operas studied in class with a different production of the same opera (for example a different production seen in a theater, on a DVD, on the internet and so on).

The submitted essay should be between 7000 and 10000 signs including spaces. Please include your Name, date and matriculation number.

Students with surnames beginning with letters up to L included will send their essays to vincenzo.borghetti@univr.it. Students with surnames beginning with letters from M onwards will send their essays to nicola.pasqualicchio@univr.it