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Bravi: Lyric Opera of Chicago

By: Porter, Andrew

Price: $15.64

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Abbeville Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002556

ISBN: 1558597719

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket

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 ho... View more info

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Maria Callas: An Intimate Biography

By: Edwards, Anne

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, St Martins Press: 2001

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 002743

ISBN: 0312269862

Condition: Fine

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 nea... View more info

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The Faber Book of Opera

By: Sutcliffe, Tom (editor)

Price: $13.80

Publisher: London, England, Faber & Faber: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001423

ISBN: 0571195954

Condition: As New in Near Fine dust jacket

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 op... View more info