Opera as Literature

Feb 2010

I don't even know how to describe how wonderful this class was. Professor Crapotta is by far one of the best professors I have ever had. His love for teaching inspires his students to work hard, care about the course material, and simply enjoy learning. I enrolled in this course because I needed a class for my literature requirement. Little did I know that it would be truly a joy to attend and participate in class. I had no knowledge of opera before I took this class and most definitely did not expect to enjoy listening to it. Now, I have a new appreciation for the art and wish that I could take it over and over again. The class is a fascinating look at how opera develops from an initial literary text and how music transforms and develops the meaning of these works. If I could give one piece of advice for anyone thinking about taking this class or any other class with this professor, I would say do it. It will not be an easy A, but it will be by far one of the best classes you will ever take at this school.