COM LIT 113
Opera in LA Live
Description: Seminar, three hours; field trips. Interpretation of operas currently being performed in Los Angeles from critical perspective of comparative literature studies. Content varies to match changing repertoire. Critical exploration and relation of every aspect of opera as literary and musical form. Analysis and interpretation of original literary source and libretto, music, singing, staging, dramaturgy, reception, and live performance. Two or more field trips to LA Opera, UCLA Opera, and/or Long Beach Opera to experience opera. P/NP or letter grading.