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Inside Opera: Why Does It Matter?


14 Oct architecture-auditorium-building-69815

Inside Opera: Why Does It Matter? is the world’s first free online introductory course about opera, created by King’s College London, the Royal Opera House, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. It’s already been taken by over 17,000 people worldwide – and it’s back by popular demand!

The course features lively contributions from opera experts at KCL alongside interviews with key personnel working in opera today at the Royal Opera House, and offers an exclusive perspective on opera’s visual history drawn from the V&A’s rich collections.

Hosted on the FutureLearn platform and suitable for anyone new to the art form – from those who’ve been to a performance and are keen to find out more, to those who assume it just isn’t for them – this four-week course provides a fresh look at opera. It explores how it works, touches on its 400-year history and debates its status in the world today. Inside Opera tackles opera’s bad reputation head-on, and aims above all to generate discussion: does opera still matter in the 21st century?

The course begins on Monday 14 October 2019 and is open for registration here.

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