The Royal Opera House is offering a free online opera course from Monday 4 June led by Dr Flora Willson, a specialist in 19th century opera and Lecturer in Music at King’s College, London.

The online course : ‘Inside Opera : Why does it matter ?’ will give students an insight into the main musical and dramatic features of opera, the major roles in a production, the technological developments within the genre, opera around the world, how opera has changed over the past four centuries and what opera has to offer to 21st century audiences.

The course will encouarage social discussion about opera in the 21st century and how it continues to develope and diversify as an art form.

The course is open to all and requires no prior knowledge.

Inside Opera is running for four weeks from Monday 4 June, is free to take part in and includes the use of articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes.

For more information and to sign up for the course visit: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/inside-opera
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