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The Resource Diva : great sopranos and mezzos discuss their art, Helena Matheopoulos

Diva : great sopranos and mezzos discuss their art, Helena Matheopoulos

Label
Diva : great sopranos and mezzos discuss their art
Title
Diva
Title remainder
great sopranos and mezzos discuss their art
Statement of responsibility
Helena Matheopoulos
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • These interviews with the world's leading female opera singers provide a provocative glimpse into the changing world of opera, revealing the concerns of a new generation of performers. Helena Matheopoulos draws out the private and musical concerns of twenty-six reigning divas, including Hildegard Behrens, Grace Bumbry, Montserrat Caballe, Christa Ludwig, Leontyne Price, Renata Scotto, Joan Sutherland, and Kiri Te Kanawa. The book appears at a moment when opera is
  • enjoying unprecedented popularity, a fact which Matheopoulos attributes to changes that began in the 1950s and 1960s when performers such as Maria Callas helped transform opera productions into believable theater. But some critics argue that the newfound popularity has been achieved at the expense of vocal excellence, resulting in a disappointing shortage of singers capable of performing many crucial roles. In these interviews, today's divas reflect on the changes that
  • have occurred in opera. A performer's success no longer depends on voice alone but on acting ability and stage presence as well. With opera companies springing up throughout the world, singers are expected to travel extensively, which leaves them exhausted and with little time for vocal training. In addition, the dearth of good teachers and conductors capable of training and advising singers has left young performers open to exploitation; many are pressured into roles
  • that exceed their vocal maturity, damaging not only their careers but also their voices
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Matheopoulos, Helena
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women singers
  • Opera
Label
Diva : great sopranos and mezzos discuss their art, Helena Matheopoulos
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19774391
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
333 pages 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780575045545
Lccn
gb 89039961
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(WaOLN)1436772
Label
Diva : great sopranos and mezzos discuss their art, Helena Matheopoulos
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19774391
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
333 pages 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780575045545
Lccn
gb 89039961
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(WaOLN)1436772

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