What is the course about?
The course aims to provide students with a greater understanding and appreciation of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro – in terms of both its context and its musical content.
What will we cover?
The course will focus on the Marriage of Figaro, placing it in context, historically and musically, and analysing it formally and stylistically.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- greater understanding of the historical context for the Marriage of Figaro
- an understanding of the musical styles used in the Marriage of Figaro
- an understanding of Mozart's contribution to the development of opera.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
No previous knowledge of music is required but you should have an interest in music and be keen to find out more. You will need to follow written and verbal instructions and engage in class discussions in English.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Tutor presentation and explanation, including handouts
Guided listening and watching of audio and audio-visual examples
Class discussion and debate
Listening and reading outside class is encouraged.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Please bring a notebook and pen.
You may wish to buy some of the music or books recommended in class.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details