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Rosa Raisa : a biography of a diva with selections from her memoirs

Author: Charles Mintzer
Publisher: Boston : Northeastern University Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"One of the greatest dramatic sopranos of opera's first Golden Age, Rosa Raisa (1893-1963) was legendary for her imposing, powerful, and wide-ranging voice as well as for her highly dramatic and emotionally stirring stage presence. A renowned star of the Chicago Opera, Raisa sang more than a thousand opera performances and concerts around the world. Held in high esteem by composers, conductors, and colleagues, she
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mintzer, Charles.
Rosa Raisa.
Boston : Northeastern University Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)639444685
Named Person: Rosa Raisa; Rosa Raisa; Rosa Raisa
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Mintzer
ISBN: 1555535046 9781555535049
OCLC Number: 47073267
Description: xxv, 342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Beginnings --
America --
The Big Career --
Chicago --
Norma --
Mary Garden --
La Juive --
Toscanini --
Turandot --
Norma Again --
The New Opera House --
Tosca in Berlin --
Retirement --
Perspective --
Concert Repertoire.
Responsibility: Charles Mintzer.

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