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Students will continue their study of Italian phonetics, pronunciation, grammar, a range of text types (including professional communication) 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 high level understanding and application of the 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 well developed knowledge of the stylistic conventions, the International Phonetic Alphabet, and the speech sounds of the different vowels and consonants in relation to the opera repertoire;
- demonstrate sophisticated understanding of grammar, syntax and style for literal translation and interpretation of texts from the repertoire of Italian opera; and,
- produce and understand increasingly complex texts in Italian, including professional communication as appropriate to the work of an opera professional.
On completion of this subject, students will 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