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The toughest show on earth : my rise and reign at the Metropolitan Opera

Author: Joseph Volpe; Charles Michener
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An anecdote-filled behind-the-scenes look at more than forty years of the highlights, successes, and day-to-day inner workings--productions, divas, and backstage dramas--of New York's Metropolitan Opera House, by Joseph Volpe, the only general manager to have risen through the ranks. This book is the story of Volpe's years leading up to the Met, from his first big job as a stagehand at the Morosco Theater to the odd  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Volpe, Joseph.
Toughest show on earth.
New York : Knopf, 2006
(OCoLC)639337007
Named Person: Joseph Volpe; Joseph Volpe; Joseph Volpe
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Volpe; Charles Michener
ISBN: 0307262855 9780307262851
OCLC Number: 64842351
Description: x, 304 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The apprentice --
"Be patient" --
Always on the go --
King Farouk --
A box at the Metropolitan --
Too many clouds --
"Can you handle the job?" --
A man of the theater --
From the water to the bridge --
Texas grit --
The turnaround man --
The Boss --
Breathing with Jimmy --
Battle hymn --
The new prima donnas --
The playground --
Siamese twins --
The trapeze artists --
No light in the tunnel --
The club --
The new class --
At home --
The angel.
Responsibility: Joseph Volpe with Charles Michener.
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An anecdote-filled behind-the-scenes look at more than forty years of the highlights, successes, and day-to-day inner workings--productions, divas, and backstage dramas--of New York's Metropolitan Opera House, by Joseph Volpe, the only general manager to have risen through the ranks. This book is the story of Volpe's years leading up to the Met, from his first big job as a stagehand at the Morosco Theater to the odd jobs he picked up moonlighting. It is his Met years--from apprentice carpenter to general manager--that tell about New York and the business of culture. Volpe looks at the Met today, an institution of vast egos and complicated politics, as well as its glittering past. He writes about the general managers he worked under; his own embattled rise to the top; his bad-cop, good-cop collaboration with conductor James Levine; and making a family of highly charged artist-stars and visionary directors.--From publisher description.

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