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Backstage at the opera

Author: Joan Chatfield-Taylor; Ira Nowinski
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, ©1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a glimpse backstage into one of the world's great opera houses: San Francisco Opera House. It is also and insider's look at the process of creating what is probably the world's most complicated art form. Behind each superstar on stage is a support staff of hundreds, even thousands of people, most of whom are highly specialized. In following the process, the authors watched productions grow from telephone  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chatfield-Taylor, Joan.
Backstage at the opera.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, ©1982
(OCoLC)651883706
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Chatfield-Taylor; Ira Nowinski
ISBN: 0877012717 9780877012719
OCLC Number: 8629270
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 131 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: text by Joan Chatfield-Taylor ; photographs by Ira Nowinski.

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This is a glimpse backstage into one of the world's great opera houses: San Francisco Opera House. It is also and insider's look at the process of creating what is probably the world's most complicated art form. Behind each superstar on stage is a support staff of hundreds, even thousands of people, most of whom are highly specialized. In following the process, the authors watched productions grow from telephone negotiations through intensive rehearslas into the full-scale extravaganza the audience sees. --from Preface.

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