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Molto agitato : the mayhem behind the music at the Metropolitan Opera

Author: Johanna Fiedler
Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A glimpse into the passions, ambitions, and politics lurking behind the elegant facade of the Metropolitan Opera House reveals the scandals and other problems that have plagued this illustrious institution for the last twenty-five years.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fiedler, Johanna.
Molto agitato.
New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, ©2001
(OCoLC)604334314
Online version:
Fiedler, Johanna.
Molto agitato.
New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, ©2001
(OCoLC)606195044
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Johanna Fiedler
ISBN: 038548187X 9780385481878
OCLC Number: 45879574
Description: xiii, 393 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Boxholders --
Mahler and Tosscanini --
World War I and the 1920s --
Great Depression --
Edward Johnson, World War II, and the American opera singer; Rudol Bing arrives --
Rodolf Bing and Anthony Bliss; The birth of a new opera house --
New house --
Bing vs. Bilss redux --
Star power --
Bing era ends --
Young Jimmy --
tragedy --
Dark tunnel --
Jimmy and John, and Joe --
Sybil and John --
Met gets organized --
Summer of 1980: Money and murder at the Met --
Last strike and the price of peace --
Defeat of John Dexter --
House soprano --
Whither the Met --
James Levine in ascendance --
Met's one hundredth birthday and the years of transition --
Bruce Crawford takes command --
Divas in distress --
James Levine, artistic director --
Imperial Met --
Phantom of the opera --
Three tenors --
More change --
Joseph Volpe takes over --
James Levine in his middle years --
Bacstage with Plácido Domingo --
Is it a power struggle? --
Long career of Luciano Pavarotti --
New stars --
Curse of Carment --
Principal guest conductor --
Evolution of James Levine --
Met at the millennium.
Responsibility: Johanna Fiedler.
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A glimpse into the passions, ambitions, and politics lurking behind the elegant facade of the Metropolitan Opera House reveals the scandals and other problems that have plagued this illustrious institution for the last twenty-five years.

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