DISBS08 Opera productions in Brno

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
0/2/7. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Mgr. Šárka Havlíčková Kysová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Klára Škrobánková (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Šárka Havlíčková Kysová, Ph.D.
Department of Theatre Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: doc. Mgr. Šárka Havlíčková Kysová, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Theatre Studies - Faculty of Arts
Mon 10:00–11:40 G01
Prerequisites (in Czech)
DVBP04 Theatre in History 2 || DVB007 First year complex exam || DVBZ001 First year complex exam || DISB008 First year complex exam
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 8 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/8, only registered: 1/8, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/8
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The seminar is dealing with probes to staging opera in Brno. It has diverse focuses - directors, theatre buildings, opera singers, dramaturgy.

Profiled seminar intended for second year students.
The seminar is held in Czech.
Learning outcomes

At the end of the seminar student will be able to:
- describe the staging of the opera in Brno;
- analyse the opera productions;
- put performances in context of history and theory of theatre;
- do research work in the archive and to evaluate the research results.
  • 1. Staging of the opera in Brno - an introduction
  • 2. Bibliography search
  • 3. Methodology of archive research
  • 4. Archive research
  • 5. Final presentations of the results of archive work and evaluation of the research.
    required literature
  • ABBATE, Carolyn and Roger PARKER. Dějiny opery : posledních 400 let. Translated by Robert Novotný. Vydání první. Praha: Argo, 2017. 652 stran. ISBN 9788073637002. info
  • SPURNÁ, Helena. Hudební divadlo jako výzva. Interdisciplinární texty. Praha: Národní divadlo, 2004. 495 pp. ISBN 80-7258-161-9. info
    recommended literature
  • BAKER, Evan. From the Score to the Stage: An Illustrated History of Continental Opera Production and Staging. University of Chicago Press, 2013. ISBN 978-0226035086
  • Bártová, Jindřiška - Holá, Monika. Režijní přístupy k operám Leoše Janáčka v Brně. Brno: JAMU, 2004.
  • HAVLÍČKOVÁ KYSOVÁ, Šárka. Stage Metaphors in Verdi's Otello : Miloš Wasserbauer's State Theatre Production (Brno 1967) in the Context of Otello's Staging Tradition. Theatralia. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2016, vol. 19, No 2, p. 29-58. ISSN 1803-845X. doi:10.5817/TY2016-2-2. Digitální knihovna FF MU info
  • KERMAN, Joseph. Opera as Drama. University of California Press, 2006. ISBN 978-0520246928
  • TROJAN, Jan. Dějiny opery : tvůrci předloh, libretisté, skladatelé a jejich díla. Vyd. 1. Praha: Paseka, 2001. 482 s. ISBN 8071853488. info
Teaching methods
discussion, submitting tasks, archive research, presentations
Assessment methods
Essay, presentation of the research results. 100% of submitted assignments is requiered.
Language of instruction
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020.
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