skip to content
Fifty-five years in five acts : my life in opera Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Fifty-five years in five acts : my life in opera

Author: Astrid Varnay
Publisher: Boston : Northeastern University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"In this memoir, Varnay reflects on her remarkable life in opera, discussing her signature roles and performances, vocal preparation and technique, interpretive acting style, and her seamless transition from leading soprano to character roles, including her switch from Elektra to Klytämnestra in Strauss's Elektra. Her fascinating account is filled with frank, often critical observations about many of the most  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Astrid Varnay
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Astrid Varnay
ISBN: 1555534554 9781555534554
OCLC Number: 44133141
Notes: Translation of: Hab mir's gelobt.
Description: xx, 363 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prelude: From the subway to the stage ; Act 1: The family business. A gleam in his eye ; A crib full of violets ; A nation reborn ; From strength to strength ; New worlds to conquer ; Amonasro's arrogance ; The basics ; A meaningful encounter ; The story behind the story ; Good for a laugh --
Act 2: The early career. Walhalla on the Hudson ; Alliances ; Dependent and independent women ; The father of twentieth-century opera ; Perils and problems ; Shoulda gotta horse ; Going international ; The seeds of slander ; Art is what matters here ; Commuting across the Atlantic --
Act 3: Branching out. "Allein? Nein!" ; The high plateau ; Keeping the drama alive ; Where, oh where has my winter coat gone? ; Three Brünnhildes, no waiting ; Mending the rift ; The spice of life ; Crossing the Rubicon --
Act 4: The second career. There is a season ; Out of the dust ; Loved her--hated her! ; You can go home again ; A tray full of tradition ; Life among the electrons ; Off my beaten track ; Medals and cameos ; Silencing the heavy artillery --
Act 5: Looking ahead. Nursing the tsar ; Growing pains ; On the home front ; Why? ; Some practical precepts in parting.
Other Titles: Hab mir's gelobt.
55 years in 5 acts
Responsibility: Astrid Varnay with Donald Arthur ; foreword by Lawrence Lueck ; preface by Wolfgang Wagner.

Abstract:

In this memoir, Varnay reflects on her life in opera, discussing her signature roles and performances, vocal preparation and technique, interpretive acting style and her transition from leading  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Astrid Varnay, one of the world's greatest Wagnerian sopranos, tells of her illustrious career that spanned over five decades . . . Her memoir is filled with frank, often critical, observations Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/44133141>
library:oclcnum"44133141"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/44133141>
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:copyrightYear"2000"
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2000"
schema:description"Prelude: From the subway to the stage ; Act 1: The family business. A gleam in his eye ; A crib full of violets ; A nation reborn ; From strength to strength ; New worlds to conquer ; Amonasro's arrogance ; The basics ; A meaningful encounter ; The story behind the story ; Good for a laugh -- Act 2: The early career. Walhalla on the Hudson ; Alliances ; Dependent and independent women ; The father of twentieth-century opera ; Perils and problems ; Shoulda gotta horse ; Going international ; The seeds of slander ; Art is what matters here ; Commuting across the Atlantic -- Act 3: Branching out. "Allein? Nein!" ; The high plateau ; Keeping the drama alive ; Where, oh where has my winter coat gone? ; Three Brünnhildes, no waiting ; Mending the rift ; The spice of life ; Crossing the Rubicon -- Act 4: The second career. There is a season ; Out of the dust ; Loved her--hated her! ; You can go home again ; A tray full of tradition ; Life among the electrons ; Off my beaten track ; Medals and cameos ; Silencing the heavy artillery -- Act 5: Looking ahead. Nursing the tsar ; Growing pains ; On the home front ; Why? ; Some practical precepts in parting."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/497111000>
schema:genre"Biography"@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"55 years in 5 acts"@en
schema:name"Fifty-five years in five acts : my life in opera"@en
schema:numberOfPages"363"
schema:publisher
schema:reviews
rdf:typeschema:Review
schema:itemReviewed<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/44133141>
schema:reviewBody""In this memoir, Varnay reflects on her remarkable life in opera, discussing her signature roles and performances, vocal preparation and technique, interpretive acting style, and her seamless transition from leading soprano to character roles, including her switch from Elektra to Klytämnestra in Strauss's Elektra. Her fascinating account is filled with frank, often critical observations about many of the most significant vocal artists, conductors, and directors of the twentieth century. She describes her lifelong friendship with her operatic idol, Kirsten Flagstad, the years at the Met and conflicts with Rudolf Bing, her appearances at the Bayreuth and Salzburg Festivals, and her artistic rift with Herbert von Karajan."--BOOK JACKET."
schema:url
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.