The Story of the MetBook - 2014
The Metropolitan has stood among the grandest of opera companies since its birth in 1883. Tracing the offstage/onstage workings of this famed New York institution, Charles Affron and Mirella Jona Affron tell how the Met became and remains a powerful actor on the global cultural scene. In this first new history of the company in thirty years, each of the chronologically sequenced chapters surveys a composer or a slice of the repertoire and brings to life dominant personalities and memorable performances of the time. From the opening night Faust to the recent controversial production of Wagner's...
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, 
Copyright Date: ©2014
Branch Call Number: 792.5097 AFFRON
Characteristics: xviii, 449 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm