A premier singer and master teacher here tells other singers how to get the most from 151 famous arias selected for their popularity or their greatness from 66 operas, ranging in time and style from Christopher Gluck to Carlisle Floyd, from Mozart to Menotti. "The most memorable thrills in an opera singer's life," according to the author's Introduction, "may easily derive from the great arias in his or her repertoire." This book continues the work Martial Singher has done, in performances, in concerts, and in master classes and ons, by drawing attention "not only to precise features of text, notes, and markings but also to psychological motivations and emotional impulses, to laughter and tears, to technical skills, to strokes of genius, and even here and there to variations from the original works that have proved to be fortunate." For each aria, the author gives the dramatic and musical context, advice about interpretation, and the lyric with the original language (if it is not English) and an idiomatic American English translation, in parallel columns. The major operatic traditions French, German, Italian, Russian, and American are represented, as are the major voice types soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, bass-baritone, and bass. The dramatic context is not a mere summary of the plot but is a penetrating and often witty personality sketch of an operatic character in the midst of a situation. The musical context is presented with the dramatic situation in a cleverly integrated way. Suggestions about interpretation, often illustrated with musical notation and phonetic symbols, are interspersed among the author's explication of the music and the action. An overview of Martial Singher's approach based on fifty years of experience on stage in a hundred roles and in class at four leading conservatories is presented in his Introduction. As the reader approaches each opera discussed in this book, he or she experiences the feeling of participation in a rehearsal on stage under an urbane though demanding coach and director. The Interpretive Guide will be of value to professional singers as a source of reference or renewed inspiration and a memory refresher, to coaches for checking and broadening personal impressions, to young singers and students for learning, to teachers who have enjoyed than a half century of experience, and to opera broadcast listeners and telecast viewers who want to understand what goes into the sounds and sights that delight them."
A mesmerizing novel of four generations of Southwestern women bound to a mythical legacy With its family secrets and hallowed texts containing explosive truths, The Night Journal suggests A. S. Byatt's Possession transplanted to the raw and beautiful landscape of the American Southwest. Meg Mabry has spent her life oppressed by her family's legacy--a heritage beginning with the journals written by her great-grandmother in the 1890s and solidified by her grandmother Bassie, a famous historian who published them to great acclaim. Until now, Meg has stubbornly refused to read the journals. But when she concedes to accompany the elderly and vipertongued Bassie on a return trip to the fabled land of her childhood in New Mexico, Meg finally succumbs to the allure of her great-grandmother's story--and soon everything she believed about her family is turned upside down.
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LIMITED TIME DEAL: 99c ONLY (normally $3.99) When Naomi Peters discovered she was pregnant she was both nervous and excited. Little did she know, she was going to have bigger problems than just morning sickness. The baby's father was handsome NFL Quarterback Scott Thompson who Naomi had been having a brief fling with. He made Naomi feel like she was the only girl in the world but the truth was that she was just one of many to him. But either way, Naomi was determined to have the baller's baby, however a shocking discovery was about to make a crazy situation even MORE crazy than it already was.... This is a bad boy pregnancy romance with more drama than an episode of Maury. There is love, lies, deceit and a whole lot more alongside some hot and steamy scenes.
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Mischievous monkeys, sly foxes and a magic gooseThis lively collection contains ten traditional tales to amuse and delight.
WARNING: THIS BOOK CONTAINS DRUGS, DRUG USAGE DURING THE 1980s, SEXUAL CONTENT, & VIOLENCE. PLEASE DON'T READ IF THE TOPICS LISTED OFFEND YOU. It's 1983, a young mother-dancer is looking for a fresh start in life. Celebrating her new life she visits L.G.'s Magical Tattoo Studio. What she didn't count on was meeting Lucian, an older, alpha male tattoo artist. She has a history with bikers and is adamant she doesn't want another one.
However, Lucian is a devil, he likes what he sees and decides he wants her. He is taken in by Aries and convinces her to go for a ride with him. She has no idea he is Lucifer, president of the Devious Jokers MC. Lucifer puts Aries through her paces before becoming determined that she has the potential to be his ol' lady. Can he convince her that she's the one for him? Can he protect her from her past and build them into a family? This the beginning of their story together.