Masterpieces of Opera
CAS MU 229
History of opera from late-Renaissance experiment through Handel, Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, Puccini, Berg, Stravinsky, Britten, Harbison. Emphasis on opera as a complex, multimedia genre continually redefining itself, its (often) noble aims conflicting with financial realities, inflated egos, a fickle public. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.