Grand opera : the story of the Met /

The Metropolitan has stood among the grandest of opera companies since its birth in 1883. Tracing the offstage/onstage workings of this famed New York institution, Charles Affron and Mirella Jona Affron tell how the Met became and remains a powerful actor on the global cultural scene. In this first...

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Main Authors: Affron, Charles, (Author), Affron, Mirella Jona, 1937- (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2014]
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Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Summary:The Metropolitan has stood among the grandest of opera companies since its birth in 1883. Tracing the offstage/onstage workings of this famed New York institution, Charles Affron and Mirella Jona Affron tell how the Met became and remains a powerful actor on the global cultural scene. In this first new history of the company in thirty years, each of the chronologically sequenced chapters surveys a composer or a slice of the repertoire and brings to life dominant personalities and memorable performances of the time. From the opening night Faust to the recent controversial production of Wagner's.
Physical Description:1 online resource
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780520958975
0520958977
1322007268
9781322007267
9780520250338
0520250338