Making Opera

Module code: W3092
Level 5
15 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Workshop
Assessment modes: Coursework

Making Opera explores contemporary approaches to music theatre and opera, through an investigation of current examples, their relationship to earlier approaches, and practical exercises you will create in response.

Their material is in turn fashioned into a music theatre piece for presentation at the end of the module under the guidance/direction of the tutor. You are assessed through an initial group presentation, followed by a creative portfolio which will document your final performance through video, photographs and recordings, and a critical and reflective essay.

Module learning outcomes

  • Articulate knowledge and understanding of the theory of opera production
  • Discuss and evaluate the work of relevant practitioners and scholars
  • Provide evidence of understanding of organisational and music theatrical production skills
  • Demonstrate understanding of creative and team-working skills’ acquisition through practice