Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject is not offered in 2016.
|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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T: 13 MELB (6352)
Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
VCA and MCM Student Centre
E: [firstname.lastname@example.org] [email@example.com]
Students will study the pronunciation, articulation, and enunciation of the French 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 French 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 French language as required of professional opera performers. The study of French 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 French to develop their ability to fully appreciate operatic text.
On completion of the subject, students will be able to:
50%: Continuous assessment of language-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)
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject, students will be able to:
Master of Music (Opera Performance) |
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