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New Book of Opera Anecdotes Paperback Book

New Book of Opera Anecdotes Paperback Book

$19.95
Item #: XE1822
This entertaining collection features all new humorous, and often emotionally touching stories from the history of opera, such as the Met production of Mozart's The Marriage Of Figaro in which Renee Fleming sang alongside her own six-year-old daughter. Or when the Met's Rudolf Bing offered Leontyne Price the voice-killing role of Abigaille in Verdi's Nabucco, Price replied: "Man, are you ... More
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This entertaining collection features all new humorous, and often emotionally touching stories from the history of opera, such as the Met production of Mozart's The Marriage Of Figaro in which Renee Fleming sang alongside her own six-year-old daughter. Or when the Met's Rudolf Bing offered Leontyne Price the voice-killing role of Abigaille in Verdi's Nabucco, Price replied: "Man, are you crazy" Includes stories that chart the rise of the conductor, plus the notorious adventures of Rossini, Wagner, and Toscanini (whose temper tantrums were legendary), through modern artists Luciano Pavarotti, Renee Fleming, Kathleen Battle, and others. Paperback, 328 pages.
Also available: Oxford Book of Theatrical Anecdotes XE1832.


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