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Living opera

Author: Joshua Jampol
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers revealing interviews with two dozen top opera professionals working on and behind the international stage today. Singers, conductors, stage directors and opera-house directors  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Interviews
Named Person: Pierre Boulez; Patrice Chéreau; William Christie; James Conlon; Joyce DiDonato; Plácido Domingo; Renée Fleming; Ferruccio Furlanetto; Kasper Holten; Simon Keenlyside; Waltraud Meier; Heidi Grant Murphy; Kent Nagano; Seiji Ozawa; Samuel Ramey; Esa-Pekka Salonen; José van Dam; Rolando Villazón
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua Jampol
ISBN: 9780199896271 0199896275
OCLC Number: 780333105
Notes: Includes index (p. [319]-330)
Description: 330 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Pierre Boulez, or "The Incorruptible" --
Robert Carson, or building the bridge between head and heart --
Patrice Chéreau, or truth, opera, and the director: In Wagner's footsteps --
William Christie, or going for baroque --
James Conlon, or surrendering your soul --
Joyce DiDonato, or the wider connection --
Placido Domingo, or Olympics for the voice --
Renée Fleming, or balancing on the high wire --
Ferruccion Furlanetto, or functioning as a filter --
Kasper Bech Holten, or the emotional fitness center --
Simon Keenlyside, or a workingman talks about traffic control --
Waltraud Meier, or the sweatshirt must fit --
Heidi Grant Murphy, or sopranoed-with children --
Kent Nagano, or remaining relevant --
Seiji Ozawa, or the art of managing the orchestra --
Samuel Ramey, or the lion at twilight --
Esa-Pekka Salonen, or new opera and festival opera --
José Van Dam, or humility, the elite, and the caddies --
Rolando Villazón, or the paradox of the performer.
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"Opera lovers will be delighted by the biographical tidbits, personal reminiscences, and candid assessments of the state of opera today... An entertaining and illuminating book; highly recommended." Read more...

 
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