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The Growth of Opera, the Development of Italian Opera Seria, and Mozart's Idomeneo, IV

Lecture no. 12 from the course: How to Listen to and Understand Opera

The Growth of Opera, the Development of Italian Opera Seria, and Mozart's Idomeneo, IV

Taught by Professor Robert Greenberg | 46 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Music & Fine Art Courses

Lectures 9 through 12 review the main features of early opera and trace its growth from the early 17th century up to Mozart's Idomeneo of 1781. As opera became a public entertainment, its literary and dramatic substance deteriorated. We learn how the formulaic rigidity of opera seria led to vocal abuses, and how Gluck represented a new wave of reform, creating the model for the next generation of opera composers. Finally, we look at Mozart's Idomeneo, the transcendent opera seria.

32 Lectures

1
Image of Introduction and Words and Music, I
Introduction and Words and Music, I
0 of 46 min
2
Image of Introduction and Words and Music, II
Introduction and Words and Music, II
0 of 44 min
3
Image of  A Brief History of Vocal Expression in Music, I
A Brief History of Vocal Expression in Music, I
0 of 44 min
4
Image of  A Brief History of Vocal Expression in Music, II
A Brief History of Vocal Expression in Music, II
0 of 47 min
5
Image of  Invention of Opera and Monteverdi's Orfeo, I
Invention of Opera and Monteverdi's Orfeo, I
0 of 45 min
6
Image of  Invention of Opera and Monteverdi's Orfeo, II
Invention of Opera and Monteverdi's Orfeo, II
0 of 44 min
7
Image of  Invention of Opera and Monteverdi's Orfeo, III
Invention of Opera and Monteverdi's Orfeo, III
0 of 45 min
8
Image of  Invention of Opera and Monteverdi's Orfeo, IV
Invention of Opera and Monteverdi's Orfeo, IV
0 of 46 min
9
Image of The Growth of Opera, the Development of Italian Opera Seria, and Mozart's Idomeneo, I
The Growth of Opera, the Development of Italian Opera Seria, and Mozart's Idomeneo, I
0 of 45 min
10
Image of The Growth of Opera, the Development of Italian Opera Seria, and Mozart's Idomeneo, II
The Growth of Opera, the Development of Italian Opera Seria, and Mozart's Idomeneo, II
0 of 45 min
11
Image of The Growth of Opera, the Development of Italian Opera Seria, and Mozart's Idomeneo, III
The Growth of Opera, the Development of Italian Opera Seria, and Mozart's Idomeneo, III
0 of 46 min
12
Image of The Growth of Opera, the Development of Italian Opera Seria, and Mozart's Idomeneo, IV
The Growth of Opera, the Development of Italian Opera Seria, and Mozart's Idomeneo, IV
0 of 46 min
13
Image of The Rise of Opera Buffa and Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, I
The Rise of Opera Buffa and Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, I
0 of 45 min
14
Image of The Rise of Opera Buffa and Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, II
The Rise of Opera Buffa and Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, II
0 of 44 min
15
Image of The Rise of Opera Buffa and Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, III
The Rise of Opera Buffa and Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, III
0 of 45 min
16
Image of The Rise of Opera Buffa and Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, IV
The Rise of Opera Buffa and Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, IV
0 of 46 min
17
Image of The Bel Canto Style and Rossini's The Barber of Seville, I
The Bel Canto Style and Rossini's The Barber of Seville, I
0 of 45 min
18
Image of The Bel Canto Style and Rossini's The Barber of Seville, II
The Bel Canto Style and Rossini's The Barber of Seville, II
0 of 47 min
19
Image of  Verdi and Otello, I
Verdi and Otello, I
0 of 45 min
20
Image of  Verdi and Otello, II
Verdi and Otello, II
0 of 46 min
21
Image of  Verdi and Otello, III
Verdi and Otello, III
0 of 45 min
22
Image of  Verdi and Otello, IV
Verdi and Otello, IV
0 of 45 min
23
Image of  French Opera, I
French Opera, I
0 of 45 min
24
Image of  French Opera, II
French Opera, II
0 of 45 min
25
Image of  German Opera Comes of Age
German Opera Comes of Age
0 of 48 min
26
Image of  Richard Wagner and Tristan und Isolde, I
Richard Wagner and Tristan und Isolde, I
0 of 45 min
27
Image of Richard Wagner and Tristan und Isolde, II
Richard Wagner and Tristan und Isolde, II
0 of 46 min
28
Image of  Late Romantic German Opera—Richard Strauss and Salome
Late Romantic German Opera—Richard Strauss and Salome
0 of 46 min
29
Image of  Russian Opera, I
Russian Opera, I
0 of 46 min
30
Image of  Russian Opera, II
Russian Opera, II
0 of 42 min
31
Image of  Verismo, Puccini, and Tosca, I
Verismo, Puccini, and Tosca, I
0 of 45 min
32
Image of  Verismo, Puccini, and Tosca, II
Verismo, Puccini, and Tosca, II
0 of 45 min

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j********m
May 9, 2017
A bizarre, useless conclusion to an otherwise really good lecture. Too bad.

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f********t
October 6, 2016

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