From Novella to Opera: Death in Venice

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"Ambiguous Venice, where water is married to stone, and passion confuses the senses". Words from a libretto by Myfanwy Piper based on a short story by Thomas Mann, set to music by Benjamin Britten. Author, bibrellist and composer coalesce to produce a 20th Century masterpiece.


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This course carries credit points under the nationally recognised Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS). We offer a flexible, part-time route to academic qualification. For further details see the section ' Qualifications and awards'.

Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. Students whose first language is not English should refer to the Competence in the English Language Policy for further guidance.

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Madingley Hall
United Kingdom
CB23 8AQ

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Course details

Start date

10 July 2009 (19:15)

End date

12 July 2009 (12:30)

Course code



2 days


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
Madingley Hall, Madingley
United Kingdom
CB23 8AQ

Accommodation fees

Single room: £81
Double/Twin room (per person, 2 people sharing): £81

Qualifications / Credits

5 credits at FHEQ4