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1 Edwards, Anne Maria Callas: An Intimate Biography
0312269862 / 9780312269869; Maria Callas, born in America to Greek parents who had been in the U.S. a scant four months, was expected to be a boy. When born, her mother insisted she be "taken away" and wanted nothing to do with her ten pound baby girl. Despite these initial trials, Callas grew up into a beautiful young lady with a beautiful voice to match. This is her biography, from birth to death, and includes the many twists and turn her volatile life took. Included is her marriage to Aristotle Onassis, among others. 342 pages, including 16 pages of photographs. The last page has a 1/4" tear at the top near the spine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. . Illustrator: Photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography::Celebrities; Music, Dance, and Opera::Opera. ISBN: 0312269862. ISBN/EAN: 9780312269869. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 002743. Hardcover
St Martins Press
New York, 2001, First American Edition
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Price: 8.28 USD
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2 Porter, Andrew Bravi: Lyric Opera of Chicago
1558597719 / 9781558597716; This is a book for people who love the opera. It celebrates one of the great companies in the world - Lyric Opera of Chicago - truly a special place where artists love to come to sing and where, night after night, audiences fill the house to overflowing. During the past 15 years, under the leadership of general director Ardis Krainik, and with artistic director Bruno Bartoletti, Lyric has given the world many truly extraordinary productions. To commemorate the Lyric's 40th anniversary, the great photographer Victor Skrebneski has photographed eleven outstanding international singers. He has honored some of the Lyric's most important conductors, designs and directors and has chosen, and personally printed, a magnificent collection of production photographs taken since 1981. When you look at these beautiful pictures, I believe you can still hear the music. I invite you to enjoy and to savor what I believe to be one of the most beautiful books about opera ever created. / From Placido Domingo. Unpaginated, approximately 140 pages on heavy paper. Gift inscription on the second endpaper. The pictorial cover of the book is without the lettering on the jacket. Price clipped. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.
Abbeville Press
New York, New York, U. S. A., 1994, First Edition
Fine in Fine dust jacket

Illustrated by Romano, Tony; Rest, Dan;skrebneski, Victor; 
Price: 15.64 USD
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The Faber Book of Opera, Sutcliffe, Tom (editor)
3 Sutcliffe, Tom (editor) The Faber Book of Opera
0571195954 / 9780571195954; Opera has been a quarry for theorists ever since it began, and many of the theories were developed by the best talents involved - geniuses whose words add enormously to our appreciation of the art form. Also, opera in theory and practice has been discussed and digested by critics as well as singers, directors and impresarios, recalling their professional lives - from Michael Kelly, who claimed to be Mozart's favorite comic tenor, on. Eduard Hanslick, Leigh Hunt, Debussy, Thomas Love Peacock, and Virgil Thomson all did their stints, long and short, as reporters on achievement in the world of opera. Some of this material is unavailable in English elsewhere. This book covers the written record of opera in theory, in practice, in review and in fiction: An anthology of literary gems put together with substantial considered writing, drawn from the prime sources. 402 pages, including an index. The jacket has very light shelf wear. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Faber & Faber
London, England, 2000, First Edition
As New in Near Fine dust jacket

Price: 13.80 USD
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