Studying famous opera pieces, will effectively help you build new vocabulary, as the memorization of the music facilitates the memorization of the words. Please join ICC native Italian instructor, Mirella Heimpel, to discover Italian opera, and learn more about Italian cultural heritage.
Mirella will be the guide as students discover Verdi, and learn the story of his famous opera, "Rigoletto". Students will follow along and listen to the opera, pausing to learn new vocabulary and memorizing the most famous arias. During the last lesson, the class will view a video of "Rigoletto", and will follow along with the music learned along the way. You will enjoy this opera as you never have before!
Class will meet, in suite 502 of the Hennepin Center for the Arts Building, for five weeks, beginning on Thursday,February 19, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. The final session will meet until 8 p.m., in order to view the entire video. Participants must have attained intermediate Italian skills, or have completed at least the equivalent of an Intermediate 1 class. There is no musical, or singing, experience required.
Please bring your own Rigoletto libretto, or purchase a copy prior to the start of class. The suggested libretto is from the Black Dog Opera Library, and it includes an English translation, and the complete opera in 2 CDs. This is conducted by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Rigoletto (Black Dog Opera Library) (English and Italian Edition) by Francesco Maria Piave, Daniel S. Brink (1998) Hardcover
All course attendees must be active ICC members, and the cost is the member rate of $160. Please register here, and contact Peggy at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Space is limited.
All events must be cancelled at least 72 hours prior to the event to receive a refund, less an administrative fee.