MSC 585 Opera in the 20th Century

This is a seminar course examining the 20th century opera repertoire. We will investigate how the opera genre has transformed in the 20th century by looking at works like Pelleas et Melisande, Bluebeard's Castle, Lulu, Saint Francois d'Assise, Le Grand Macabre, Einstein on the Beach, Punch and Judy. We will specifically investigate the conventions that the modern composers have inherited from the past, to reject or re-embrace. Credit units: 3 ECTS Credit units: None.

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