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Explores the history, performance and reception of opera; its political, social and cultural contexts.
OBERTO – named after Giuseppe Verdi’s first opera – is the opera research unit at Oxford Brookes University and provides a forum for the investigation of opera in all of its interdisciplinary richness. We explore the history, performance and reception of opera; opera’s political, social and cultural contexts; and critical debates about opera both historical and contemporary. We hold an annual day-conference each September as well as organising lectures and seminars by visiting academics and opera industry professionals. OBERTO also acts as a hub for the rich programme of opera-related teaching at Oxford Brookes, from undergraduate to doctoral levels.
We offer these following courses: