27928 - Laboratory (1) (LM) (G. C)

Academic Year 2023/2024

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Music and Theatre Studies (cod. 8837)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the workshop, students acquires skills in the practical application of the capabilities developed during the courses, enabling themselves to interact effectively within professional activities in the field of the production and dissemination of live performance activities.

Course contents

Re-reading and re-writing Opera: Dido's tales

The workshop will focus on a concrete experience of re-writing a baroque operatic texts based on Dido and Aeneas's myth, in the framework of the research project Theatre and music between two shores of the Mediterranean: cultural connections between Italy and Tunisia (Global South 2022). A workshop experience in Tunis may also be planned for some students.

The following thematic issues will be addressed:

  • Storytelling and rewriting: the narration of a story and the reworking of the narration
  • Dramaturgy of sound: the construction of a narrative structure through the management of the expressive arches of the score
  • The expressive architecture of the text
  • Structural relations between text and score
  • Structural polyphony: the construction of a multidimensional architecture, the verbal story and the sound story
  • Expressive polyphony: the relationships between the expressive tension curves of the verbal story and of the sound narration

In collaboration with Gabriele Duma, Giuseppe Sigismondi de Risio, and Lorenzo Vacchi.


Specific biographical items will be provided during the meetings.

Teaching methods

Laboratory lessons and practical exercises.

Assessment methods

The learning will be verified during the lessons, in dialogical and collective form. At the end of the laboratory students will be involved in a public performance.

Teaching tools


Office hours

See the website of Nicola Badolato


Quality education

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.