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MUSI 3401 [0.5 credit] A History of Opera from 1800 to 1945

A study of romantic and contemporary opera through an examination of selected works from Weber's Der Freischütz to Britten's Peter Grimes, including an investigation of national styles from Wagnerian music drama and Italian verismo to Russian realism and German expressionism.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing.
Lectures three hours a week.