Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 3 hours per week = 36 hours for the semester |
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|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorMr Matthew Absalom
T: 13 MELB (6352)
Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
VCA and MCM Student Centre
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Students will study the pronunciation, articulation, and enunciation of the Italian language in order to fully convey the emotional expression of operatic singing to ensure a clearer understanding by the audience. Students will develop a comprehensive knowledge of phonetics and phonology of Italian through the study of the International Phonetic Alphabet as well as an ability to correctly configure the oral tract to produce the speech sounds of the different vowels and consonants in order to ensure an accurate representation and performance of the Italian language as required of professional opera performers. The study of Italian 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 also undertake the study of the basic structures of Italian to develop their ability to fully appreciate operatic text and develop beginning conversational ability.
On completion of the subject, students will be able to:
50%: Continuous assessment of studio based work including written and oral production.
20%: Phonetic transcription exercises (up to four).
30%: Final performance and annotated write up.
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
Adams, D. (2007), A Handbook of Diction for Singers: Italian, German, French, Second Edition (OUP).
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of this subject, students will be able to:
Master of Music (Opera Performance) |
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