course consists of 4 lessons in a Intensive Language Course plus
2 private tutorials on Italian Opera, each day.
is a fundamental feature of Italian culture, and many foreigners,
as lovers of lyric opera, are interested in understanding the words
of libretti or of using the texts of operas to improve their Italian.
course provides essential information on several operas, with the
listening of some of the arias from these operas. From the vocabulary
point of view, the course points out the differences between poetic
and archaic Italian and the modern language.
in all thematic courses, this one aims not only at providing knowledge
of the language of opera, but also at improving the student's general
knowledge of the Italian language on the basis of the didactic principle
that the things that interest us are much more easily assimilated.
Le nozze di Figaro: Non pi� andrai;
Don Giovanni: Mi trad� quell�alma ingrata;
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Una voce poco fa;
Bellini, La sonnambula: Ah, non credea mirarti;
L�elisir d�amore: Una furtiva lagrima;
Rigoletto: La donna � mobile;
Il trovatore: Tacea la notte placida;
Il trovatore: Di quella pira;
Cavalleria rusticana: Mamma quel vino � generoso;
Tosca: Vissi d�arte;
I pagliacci: Vesti la giubba;
La boh�me: Che gelida manina;
Giovanni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro.
a student is particularly interested in a specific opera, the course
can be based on that work for both the listening and the study of
are the libretti most often used with annotated editions with notes
Barbiere di Siviglia;
nozze di Figaro;
a student is particularly interested in another opera or in a particular
topic, we recommend that he or she inform us before arriving in
order to give the instructor sufficient time to prepare a specific
program with selected texts.