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Leonard Warren: American Baritone

Leonard Warren: American Baritone

by Mary Jane Phillips-Matz, Mary Jane Phillips-Matz
     
 
(Amadeus). The great baritone Leonard Warren was history's most notable interpreter of Verdi, making his mark in the title roles of Rigoletto , Macbeth and Simon Boccanegra . Warren's dramatic death over 40 years ago is famous: he collapsed and died onstage at the Met on March 4, 1960 in a performance as Carlo in La forza del destino . In this definitive biography

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(Amadeus). The great baritone Leonard Warren was history's most notable interpreter of Verdi, making his mark in the title roles of Rigoletto , Macbeth and Simon Boccanegra . Warren's dramatic death over 40 years ago is famous: he collapsed and died onstage at the Met on March 4, 1960 in a performance as Carlo in La forza del destino . In this definitive biography, Mary Jane Phillips-Matz, author of an acclaimed biography of Giuseppe Verdi, offers an intimate portrait of a beloved opera star, based on hundreds of interviews. More than 100 rare photographs capture Warren in his great roles as well as in private moments. HARDCOVER.

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Library Journal
To many opera lovers, Leonard Warren was the greatest baritone of the 20th century. The Bronx-born son of Russian immigrants had extraordinary flexibility and control of dynamics, and the great Verdi roles--Rigoletto, Scarpia, Amonasro, Iago--seemed to have been written for his big, powerful voice. This exhaustive, occasionally repetitive biography appears in time for the 40th anniversary of the singer's dramatic death, onstage during a performance of La forza del destino at New York City's Metropolitan Opera. Phillips-Matz, a frequent contributor to Opera News and Opera Quarterly and the Royal Philharmonic Society Award-winning author of Verdi (Oxford Univ., 1993), provides a wealth of detail about the singer's personal and professional life along with valuable supplemental materials. The Leonard Warren Foundation is releasing a commemorative CD set in conjunction with the publication of this book, which should find a place on the shelves of academic and large public libraries.--Kate McCaffrey, Onondaga Cty. P.L., Syracuse, NY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574670530
Publisher:
Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Series:
Opera Biography Series
Pages:
520
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 9.37(h) x 1.60(d)

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