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Students will continue their study of Italian phonetics, pronunciation, basic grammar (including the conjugation of verbs in the present, present perfect and past tenses), dictionary usage for literal translation of texts being prepared for operatic performances, and language coaching in the Italian operatic repertoire. This study of Italian language and diction will be applied to specific role(s) that students may be undertaking in operas being performed during the semester and/or to other operatic repertoire. Students will continue to develop their Italian language skills through a range of activities aimed at developing their writing, reading, speaking, listening and grammatical capacities.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of the subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate professional level skills in the pronunciation, articulation, and enunciation of the Italian language in operatic performance;
- demonstrate further understanding and application of the general principles of the pronunciation, articulation, and enunciation of the Italian language in opera production relevant to their roles within a fully professional opera company; and
- demonstrate further development of knowledge of the stylistic conventions and tools specific to the articulators, the International Phonetic Alphabet, and the speech sounds of the different vowels and consonants in relation to the opera repertoire;
- understand the basics of grammar and syntax for literal translation and interpretation of texts from the repertoire of Italian opera; and,
- produce and understand increasingly complex texts in Italian.
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- demonstrate the capacity for critical and independent thought and reflection;
- demonstrate skills in evaluative thinking, and in the application of theoretical / analytical criteria to practical outcomes; and
- demonstrate analytical skills in the context of artistic performance.
Last updated: 2 December 2019