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The Resource The toughest show on earth : my rise and reign at the Metropolitan Opera, Joseph Volpe with Charles Michener

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

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The toughest show on earth : my rise and reign at the Metropolitan Opera
Title
The toughest show on earth
Title remainder
my rise and reign at the Metropolitan Opera
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Volpe with Charles Michener
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Language
eng
Summary
An anecdote-filled behind-the-scenes look at more than forty years of the highlights, successes, and day-to-day inner workings--productions, divas, and backstage dramas--of New York's Metropolitan Opera House, by Joseph Volpe, the only general manager to have risen through the ranks. This book is the story of Volpe's years leading up to the Met, from his first big job as a stagehand at the Morosco Theater to the odd jobs he picked up moonlighting. It is his Met years--from apprentice carpenter to general manager--that tell about New York and the business of culture. Volpe looks at the Met today, an institution of vast egos and complicated politics, as well as its glittering past. He writes about the general managers he worked under; his own embattled rise to the top; his bad-cop, good-cop collaboration with conductor James Levine; and making a family of highly charged artist-stars and visionary directors.--From publisher description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML429.V65
LC item number
A3 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The toughest show on earth : my rise and reign at the Metropolitan Opera, Joseph Volpe with Charles Michener
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 304 p.
Isbn
9780307262851
Lccn
2005057932
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn367883439
Label
The toughest show on earth : my rise and reign at the Metropolitan Opera, Joseph Volpe with Charles Michener
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 304 p.
Isbn
9780307262851
Lccn
2005057932
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn367883439

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