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I Never Walked Alone: The Autobiography of an American Singer


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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

An inspiring self-portrait of a world-renowned African American vocal artist
This is a fascinating account of a gifted woman's coming of age and rise to success at a time when black classical musicians faced barriers at every turn. Shirley Verrett possessed a talent and ambition so dazzling she could not be denied?and she became one of the most celebrated artists of her time. I Never Walked Alone draws the reader into the world of this graceful, fiery artist, dramatically telling the story of her childhood and her brilliant international career. The book is filled with behind-the-scenes tales of this diva?s great performances, roles, and collaborations, offering insight into her stormy personal relationships as well as her private struggles and critical decisions. Featuring forewords and afterwords by such figures as Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Zubhin Mehta, and Claudio Abbado, this richly detailed book paints a vivid picture of a magnificent survivor and an indelible artist known around the world as the black Maria Callas.
Shirley Verrett (Ann Arbor, MI, and New York, NY) is currently Professor of Voice at the University of Michigan School of Music.
Christopher Brooks is a biographer and award-winning musicologist.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Foreword by Luciano Pavarotti.
Foreword by Plàcido Domingo.
Preface.
PART ONE.
My Mother's Voice.
My Father's Dream.
Mrs. James Carter.
City of Dreams.
PART TWO.
Hurry Slowly.
Turning Points.
From Convent Garden to La Scala to the Met.
Transfigurations.
And Baby Makes Three.
PART THREE.
"Troy Meets Shirl".
An Actor's Life.
Somewhere In Between.
Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres
PART FOUR.
My Greatest Fan.
An End and a Beginning.
Opera Synopses.
Discography.
Acknowledgments.
Index.

Portrait

SHIRLEY VERRETT (soprano) has been acclaimed for her starring roles at the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Bolshoi Opera, the Paris Opera, the San Francisco Opera, the Vienna Staatsoper, and the Lyric Opera of Chicago, among others. She is the James Earl Jones Distinguished University Professor of Music at the University of Michigan.
CHRISTOPHER BROOKS, who collaborated with Ms. Verrett, is Associate Professor of African American studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. A biographer, he holds a doctorate in anthropology/ethnomusicology from the University of Texas at Austin.

Pressestimmen

"Recommended for large music libraries for its value as a career chronicle". (Library Journal, May 15, 2003)
"...a fascinating and down-to-earth autobiography." (The New York Times Book Review--Books in Brief, Sunday, September 7, 2003)
EAN: 9780471209911
ISBN: 0471209910
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: JOHN WILEY & SONS INC
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2003
Seitenanzahl: 336 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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