Language of Music: Italian Poetry

The Italian language is responsible for the birth of music theater. But what is it about Italian that is so fundamentally musical?

Locations: San Jose, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Los Altos, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Woodside, San Carlos, San Mateo

Cost: $100/hr.

Recommended hours: 4-6


  • Meet Italian’s Big Three: Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio
  • Learn about the particular mechanics of Italian poetry
  • Study the musicality of Italian through hands-on work with seccorecitative

To Enroll Call (650) 331-3251/ (408) 345–5200


Course Description:

Get acquainted with the greats of Italian poetry, and the devices, tropes and themes that characterize works like the so-called ‘Divine Comedy.’ Study the rich tradition of the delivery of Italian poetry onstage and learn to elocute DaPonte’s recitative like a pro!

Great for musicians and Italophiles alike; no knowledge of Italian required.

Make the Most of the Summer!

Students who stay actively engaged in the learning process during the summer perform better during the school year.

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Peninsula Main Phone Number (650) 331-3251
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