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|Named Person:||Astrid Varnay; Astrid Varnay|
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|Notes:||Translation of: Hab mir's gelobt.|
|Description:||xx, 363 pages : illustrations ; 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.|
"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