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Samuel Ramey: American Bass by Jane Scovell
Samuel Ramey: American Bass
by Jane Scovell
From Colby, Kansas, where a coach once tried to convince his father that his son should concentrate on sports, Samuel Ramey found his way to Grand Opera. Starting out in secondary roles at the New York City Opera Company, Sam went on to stardom in the major opera houses of the world, where he dominated the stage with his unique blend of masculinity, musicality, and dramatic virtuosity. Here, at last, was a bass with the range and versatility to sing everything from Baroque operas to Broadway melodies. Most amazing of all was his vocal agility in the heart-stopping bel canto repertoire.
The book also includes a CD with recordings of Ramey, 80 pages of photographs, and an intriguing “Sound Bites” section by Samuel Ramey.
About the Author:
Jane Scovell has co-authored books with Marilyn Horne, Elizabeth Taylor, Ginger Rogers, Maureen Stapleton and Kitty Dukakis. She is the author of Oona: Living in the Shadows, a biography of Oona O’Neill Chaplin.
- Hardcover book plus CD
- Publisher: Baskerville Publishers (2010)
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
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