Introduction

The articles and essays listed here are the product of my time as Head of the Opera Department at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University.

 

They were written, over a period of some years, expressly for the students in our courses who were undertaking our larger scale performance projects. In generating this material, it was my hope that the research contained therein might provide them with some insights that would enhance their musical experience.

Rather than let them gather cyber-dust, I freely provide them here in the hope that others, who may be similarly engaged or those simply seeking an introduction to these wonderful works, might find them useful.

As an accompaniment to future projects (Schubert and Britten are proposed), my hope is to add similar support material in the hope that it may enrich the listener's musical experience. 

 

Greg Massingham