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Living Opera by Joshua Jampol
Selected as one of the Best Music Books of 2010 by The Independent, this is a wonderful collection of 20 wide-ranging interviews with the preeminent opera singers, conductors, and directors working on and behind the stage today.
Joshua Jampol invites opera-lovers to listen in as performers speak in frank terms about their strengths and weaknesses, conductors discuss the state of contemporary opera, and directors talk through the complexities involved in staging a successful production.
- Author: Joshua Jampol
- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Publication Date: May 1, 2012
- Size: 6.2 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
"Opera lovers will be delighted by the biographical tidbits, personal reminiscences, and candid assessments of the state of opera today... An entertaining and illuminating book; highly recommended." --Library Journal
"Living Opera provides a graphic sense of the brains and dedication needed to sustain a career on the lyric stage." --Opera News
About the Author: Joshua Jampol is a freelance journalist and regular contributor to the "Ear for Opera" series in the International Herald Tribune. He also writes for CNBC Business Magazine and has written for Time and The Guardian (London).
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