Madama Butterfly
(February and March 2015)

(May, June and July 2015)

Dear Opera Lovers,

welcome back to our website. We are planning our activities for next year. In 2015 we will offer Summer Courses on Madama Butterfly (on stage at His Majesty - late February and first week of March 2015).

Do you want to know more? Keep reading or download the document below.



                        ITALIAN FOR OPERA LOVERS

                                                ARE PROUD TO PRESENT:


                            MADAME BUTTERFLY


Intensive Course for Beginners and Intermediates.
Enjoy learning Italian through the words and music of Puccini's masterpiece!
On stage at His Majesty February and March 2015


Are you fond of Opera? Do you want to discover the world of Opera, or to know more about it? Would you like to be able to appreciate the next Opera on stage at His Majesty's without hanging on to the sur/subtitles?
Would you like to familiarise with the beauty of the poetry in the original
Are you interested in learning Italian? Have you already learned Italian and you want to brush it? Are you looking for the right occasion for refreshing and improving your Italian?

If any of these questions apply to you, you should visit our website and enrol in one of our next Courses.

Following the amazing success of Il Trovatore, La Bohème and Don Giovanni, we are expanding our educational offer. For 2015 we offer a variety of Courses.

In February 2015 we will run 2 parallel courses based on the libretto of Madame Butterfly.


For more info: italianforoperalovers@gmail.com and operaloversperth@gmail.com

The course is designed to suit both beginners and intermediate students, for those who approach Italian for the first time and for those who wish to improve their knowledge of the Italian language through the text and the music of this masterpiece of the operatic

Content: Italian language grammar, syntax and conversation in a group, according to your level. The teacher will guide the students to the comprehension of the text and of the linguistic peculiarities of the musical period.

Features: During the course we will cover historical, poetic, stylistic, formal and musical aspects of Madame Butterfly's libretto. The course's aim is to provide an overall knowledge of the Libretto. As participants you will uncover the composer's and the poet's tricks of the trade, while familiarising yourselves with the cultural and social context in which Puccini's opera was produced.

A guided reading of Madame Butterfly's libretto will provide the occasion to revise or learn anew some grammatical topics and to enrich your vocabulary. Every week the teacher will provide a handout with a wide variety of materials: passages from the original libretto with a modernised version of the same texts, plenty of linguistic games and exercises to enhance your learning while having fun

Start date and Duration: The course will run for 6 weeks, featuring 6 lessons of 2 hours each from 6.30 until 8.15. The classes will commence on the first week of February, respectively on Monday the 2/2 and Wednesday 4/2.

Venue: Mount Lawley. More info available on demand.

Fee: 250 $ (student concession available)

Special arrangements: students will be able to buy a ticket to WAO's Madame Butterfly for a reduced price.

Italian for Opera Lovers,
29 Oct 2014, 01:23