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Toughest Show on Earth My Rise and Reign at the Metropolitan Opera

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ISBN-10: 1400096758

ISBN-13: 9781400096756

Edition: N/A

Authors: Joseph Volpe, Charles Michener

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"The Toughest Show on Earth "is the ultimate behind-the-scenes chronicle of the divas and the dramas of New York's Metropolitan Opera House, by the remarkable man who rose from apprentice carpenter to general manager. Joseph Volpe gives us an anecdote-filled tour of more than four decades at the Met, an institution full of vast egos and complicated politics. With stunning candor, he writes about the general managers he worked under, his embattled rise to the top, the maneuverings of the blue-chip board, and his masterful approach to making a family of such artist-stars as Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Teresa Stratas, and Renee Fleming, and such visionary directors as Franco…    
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/9/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.20" wide x 8.00" long x 0.72" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

Preface and Acknowledgments
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