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Virginia Voulgaris
EURO 490
Seattle Campus

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Opera in Greece: From Orpheus to Theodorakis

An introductory course on the history of the Greek opera and an overview on the development of the Genre; A musical Odyssey from the Ancient Greek Drama to the foundation of the National Opera of Greece (Ethniki Lyriki Skin.)This course will focus on the Greek Opera as an Institution, and it will examine major greek composers and their works. References will be made to the ancient greek music, the greek drama and the significance of the chorus on the development of operatic and theatrical conventions. This course will enable students to understand and appreciate greek music and its paramount significance in the music world.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Study will include informative slide presentations, close listening to musical examples of selected works, viewing of certain operas (DVD) reading related texts.

Recommended preparation

Come prepared to enjoy the wonder of music!

Class assignments and grading

An oral presentation is required at the end of the course.

Grading will be based on attendance, participation and one presentation.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Virginia Voulgaris
Date: 12/26/2006