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I never walked alone : the autobiography of an American singer

Author: Shirley Verrett; Christopher A Brooks
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An inspiring self-portrait of a world-renowned African American vocal artist This is a fascinating account of a gifted womans coming of age and rise to success at a time when black classical musicians faced barriers at every turn. Shirley Verrett possessed a talent and ambition so dazzling she could not be deniedand she became one of the most celebrated artists of her time. I Never Walked Alone draws the reader into  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Verrett, Shirley.
I never walked alone.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, c2003
(OCoLC)639881356
Named Person: Shirley Verrett; Shirley Verrett; Shirley Verrett
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shirley Verrett; Christopher A Brooks
ISBN: 0471209910 9780471209911
OCLC Number: 51726877
Description: xv, 336 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: My mother's voice --
My father's dream --
Mrs. James Carter --
City of dreams --
Hurry slowly --
Turning points --
From Covent Garden to La Scala to the Met --
Transfigurations --
And baby makes three --
Troy meets Shirl --
An actor's life --
Somewhere in between --
Commander des Arts et des Lettres --
My greatest fan --
An end and a beginning.
Responsibility: Shirley Verrett with Christopher Brooks.
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An inspiring self-portrait of a world-renowned African American vocal artist This is a fascinating account of a gifted womans coming of age and rise to success at a time when black classical musicians faced barriers at every turn. Shirley Verrett possessed a talent and ambition so dazzling she could not be deniedand she became one of the most celebrated artists of her time. I Never Walked Alone draws the reader into the world of this graceful, fiery artist, dramatically telling the story of her childhood and her brilliant international career. The book is filled with behind-the-scenes tales of this divas great performances, roles, and collaborations, offering insight into her stormy personal relationships as well as her private struggles and critical decisions. Featuring forewords and afterwords by such figures as Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Zubhin Mehta, and Claudio Abbado, this richly detailed book paints a vivid picture of a magnificent survivor and an indelible artist known around the world as the black Maria Callas. - Publisher.

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