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Author Volpe, Joseph.

Title The toughest show on earth : my rise and reign at the Metropolitan Opera / Joseph Volpe with Charles Michener.

Imprint New York : Vintage Books, 2007.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection Clugston  792.5 V888Bv 2007    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition 1st Vintage books ed.
Description x, 304 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Reprint. Originally published: New York : Knopf, 2006.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 287) and index.
Contents The apprentice. "Be patient" ; Always on the go ; King Farouk ; A box at the Metropolitan ; Too many clouds ; "Can you handle the job?" ; A man of the theater ; From the water to the bridge ; Texas grit ; The turnaround man -- The boss. Breathing with Jimmy ; Battle hymn ; The new prima donnas ; The playground ; Siamese twins ; The trapeze artists ; No light in the tunnel ; The club ; The new class ; At home ; The angel.
Summary Behind-the-scenes look at more than forty years of the highlights, successes, and day-to-day inner workings of New York's Metropolitan Opera House by Joseph Volpe, the only general manager to have risen through the ranks. Volpe looks at the Met today as well as its glittering past. He writes about the general managers he worked under, his own embattled rise to the top, the maneuverings of its blue-chip board, and his masterful approach to making a family of highly charged artist-stars and visionary directors -- From publisher description.
Note PSU Kansas Collec. Clugston. Given in the memory of Will Humble.
Subject Volpe, Joseph.
Opera producers and directors -- United States -- Biography.
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
Volpe, Joseph. (OCoLC)fst01629815
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.) (OCoLC)fst00519669
Opera producers and directors. (OCoLC)fst01046182
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Added Author Michener, Charles.
ISBN 9781400096756 (pbk.)
1400096758 (pbk.)

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