Medium of instructions English
Mode of learning Self study
Mode of Delivery Video and Text Based
Learning efforts 3-5 Hours Per Week
The best way to gain a piece of deep knowledge about the premiers of the canonical works of Meyerbeer’s Les Huguenots, Wagner’s Das Rheingold, and Verdi’s Otello is through this course of 19th-Century Opera: Meyerbeer, Wagner, & Verdi by Harvard University. The course that we offer will make you drown in the richness of the culture and the legacy of opera music, its cultural influence, composition, and premiere performance in the Grand Halls where it was performed. We will journey the candidates through Paris Opéra during 1836 for the performance of Giacomo Meyerbeer’s grand opera Les Huguenots, and they will learn about the characteristics of Opera and the social context surrounding it.
This 19th-Century Opera: Meyerbeer, Wagner, & Verdi certification course can be taken by the beginners as well since this programme provides an introduction to various topics that are useful for higher studies if the candidates want to become a musician or a music teacher. They can finish learning the course in just six weeks.
- Course level: Introductory
- Study requires: 3-5 hours per week
- Video transcript language English
- The course duration of 6 weeks
- Certification by edX
- Course by Harvard University
- English language
- Access is free of cost
- Shareable and verified certificate
- Online classrooms
- Expert support
- Access materials
Course and certificate fees
Type of course
No fee is to be paid for enrolling in the course.
For certification, candidates need to deposit Rs. 10255 .
Amount in Rs.
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Who it is for
Following are the set of candidates that are the target audience for this course:
- Those who are interested in learning more about the musical impact of the 18th century
- Those who want to be employed as music or history teachers
- Those who require this information as a prerequisite for another course
Certification Qualifying Details
The candidates not just need to successfully complete the course, but also pay the specified amount for upgradation, in order to get the verified and shareable certification.
What you will learn
The candidates will be exploring the areas mentioned as follows:
- The candidates will be learning the different technologies used for the opera performances in France in the 1830s
- The candidates will get to know the different players that took part in the premier of Les Huguenots and their relationship with one another
- They will get to know the differentiating factors between the optimism of The Enlightenment and Romanticism
- They will be familiarised with the French Grand Opera and the different singing styles involved it the same
- They will see the various innovations brought about in stages through the three periods of opera
- They will learn the representation of situations and characters with the help of musical themes
- They will be aware of the fact that Verdi’s Otello was inspired by Wagner’s approach to opera
- Candidates will get to know how Act I of Otello looked at the premiers
The admission procedure for the course is pretty clean and smooth. The candidates are requested to take a look at the given guidelines to take admission in 19th-Century Opera: Meyerbeer, Wagner, & Verdi programme:
Step 1: The candidates first need to click on the link for the programme, given below:
Step 2: You will see a page that carries the course information.
Step 3: The option ‘Enrol Now’ has to be clicked.
Step 4: You are requested to login using your account credentials.
Step 5: You will be enrolled in the course as soon as you log in. To get the certification, you are ought to pay the fee.
What is opera
Meyerbeer’s Les Huguenots
Introduction to Les Huguenots
The people behind Les Huguenots
The Opéra orchestra
Inside the theatre
In the studio with Professor Kelly
Wagner’s Das Rheingold
Introduction to Das Rheingold
Wagner's musical style
Preparing for the premiere
Introduction to Otello
The people behind Otello
La Scala in Verdi's day
- End of course survey
There is a provision of a 90 percent discount for those candidates who cannot afford to buy a certification. For more details about the financial assistance plan by edX, the candidates need to contact the help desk or the customer support of the edX team.
How it helps
The students applying for the course of 19th-Century Opera: Meyerbeer, Wagner, & Verdi will be taught the contents of this course in such a way that the candidates become ready for whatever position of employment that they are opting to work for. This 19th-Century Opera: Meyerbeer, Wagner, & Verdi course will equip the students with the right and necessary knowledge to ace the interviews and get the job that they are applying for. This provides a scope for individuals to improve their current working conditions and venture to a field that they genuinely are interested in. The remuneration plan can also be increased if the candidates get chosen by big MNCs and private companies or universities after procuring education from edX by the best global institution, which is Harvard University.
The candidates will be face to face with the facts of history as well as the events that have taken place in relation to opera and can use this information in their careers. The audio and video lectures will help the students to have a grip over the complicated concepts of the course as well.
If you have a unique taste for music or culture, the 19th-Century Opera: Meyerbeer, Wagner, & Verdi certification course will take you through the exquisite music and culture as you feel the Grand performance of Opera as you study it in-depth and the effect it had on the culture during the 19 Century which holds significance till today.
The students are free to access the course whenever they enroll. There is no scope of missing any content since this course is self-paced.
The students are recommended that they use a PC or a Laptop for this course with Firefox, Internet Explorer or Chrome. Some issues were found in the Safari browser and some missing features in the mobile apps and hence, using these is not recommended.
The candidates who have audited the course for free will have access till 6 weeks. The verified users will have access to most of the course content forever.
Yes, the video transcripts will be available in the English language which can be downloaded as text form for ease of the candidates.
It is recommended that the students read Prof. Kelly’s First Night at the Opera as part of the suggested reading.
This course will be reaching the students through Harvard University.
Thomas Forrest Kelly, Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music at Harvard University is appointed as the teacher for 19th-Century Opera: Meyerbeer, Wagner, & Verdi programme.
The candidates can pay through credit and debit cards of American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa.
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