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San Francisco Opera : the first seventy-five years

Author: Joan Chatfield-Taylor
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Many of the world's greatest voices, including Luciano Pavarotti, Leontyne Price, Birgit Nilsson, Renata Tebaldi, Placido Domingo, and Jose Carreras, are pictured here in breathtaking photographs. Featuring a chronological list of every performance by the Opera since its founding in 1923 as well as fascinating reproductions of stage sets and original costume sketches from the Opera's archives, this beautiful  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Chatfield-Taylor
ISBN: 0811813681 9780811813686
OCLC Number: 36393758
Description: x, 181 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Contents: Foreword: Overture / Lotfi Mansouri --
Prologue: Opera in San Francisco 1851-1922 --
Ch. 1. Gaetano Merola --
Ch. 2. Heroes --
Ch. 3. The Complete Art: Orchestra, Chorus, and Dance --
Ch. 4. Kurt Herbert Adler --
Ch. 5. Heroines --
Ch. 6. The Curtain Rises: Sets, Costumes, Lights ... Action --
Ch. 7. Terence A. McEwen --
Ch. 8. Voices of the Future --
Ch. 9. Lotfi Mansouri --
Recipients of the San Francisco Opera Medal.
Responsibility: Joan Chatfield-Taylor.
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A profile of the history of the San Francisco Opera, which looks at past directors, singers, costumes, sets and the stars. Also included are illustrations and photographs from the archives and a  Read more...

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