Opera Broadcast and Research Paper: 25%
This research paper involves attendance at the live broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera production of Giuseppe Verdi’s Otello , Sat. Oct. 17, 9:55am at the Colossus Cinema, Langley.
- Prepare in advance by becoming familiar with the plot of the opera, as well as some of the history of the opera and the play on which it is based.
- After viewing the production, develop an interdisciplinary topic on some aspects of this opera, for example its history and reception, or opera as a multi-arts medium, or the production as we viewed it, or the relationship of the opera to Shakespeare etc
- Proposals are due by Wed. Oct. 28 – worth 5% of the total 20%
- This is a summary of your intentions for your paper, including an overview and your specific argument and area of exploration. It should be 1–2 pages long and should include at least a 6 source bibliography, including some primary sources.
- If you are unsure about your topic, speak to one of the instructors early, before the proposal is due.
- Minimum 1500-word paper with bibliography and citations.
- Paper is due the final day of classes (Dec. 8). No late papers accepted.
- In the event a student has an unavoidable conflict with Oct.17, one of the other Met Opera broadcasts will be substituted (Oct.31: Tannhauser), and due dates will be adjusted.
Tickets and information can be found here!
Get your tickets now, as they won’t last forever (it’s a popular opera).
Most of the class will probably attend at the Colossus in Langley, but there are other locations the same day and time (it’s a live broadcast), so check out the one which is most convenient for you.