Call Me Debbie: True Confessions of a Down-to-Earth Diva

Call Me Debbie: True Confessions of a Down-to-Earth Diva

by Deborah Voigt


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062118288
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/26/2016
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 870,221
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Deborah Voigt is one of the world’s leading dramatic sopranos, internationally revered for her performances in the operas of Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss. She has also portrayed some of the iconic heroines in Italian opera to great acclaim. An active recitalist and performer of Broadway standards and popular songs, Voigt appears regularly, as both performer and host, in the Metropolitan Opera’s The Met: Live in HD series. She is also co-creator of Voigt Lessons, a one-woman show she developed with award-winning playwright Terrence McNally and director Francesca Zambello.

Table of Contents

Overture: Heavenly Voices 1

Act I Piccola

1 My Fair Little Lady 7

2 Jesus Loves Me 17

3 Sweet and Innocent 29

4 High School Musical 40

5 Wild Things 52

Act II Accelerando

6 When the Student Is Ready 65

7 Covering Butts 82

8 Next Stop, the Wiener Staatsoper 92

9 Diets and Divas 103

10 Amelia and Ariadne: Luck Be This Lady 117

11 Leona, Leonie, Luciano: Breakthroughs and Breaking Up 133

Act III Crescendo

12 Dangerous Liaisons and Plácido's Kiss 151

13 Blood, Death, and Grace 164

14 Little Black Dress and Sexy Salome 184

15 Princes, Rogues, Blackouts, and Bottoms 204

16 Fathers, Love, and the Ride of the Valkyries 223

17 Fear and Loathing in Liège 238

18 A Tree of Life 247

Finale: Voigt Lessons 259

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Call Me Debbie: True Confessions of a Down-to-Earth Diva 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Entertaining, honest memoir, for fans of opera and also for anyone who has never seen or heard one performed.
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