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."
NAIBA Book of the Year finalist, Parents Choice Foundation Gold Fiction Award, and Winner of the APALA Award for Children's Literature Two sisters from the Philippines, abandoned by their father and living in impoverished circumstances in Louisiana, fight to make their lives better. Soledad has always been able to escape into the stories she creates. Just like her mother always could. And Soledad has needed that escape more than ever in the five years since her mother and sister died and her father moved Sol and her youngest sister from the Philippines to Louisiana. Then he left, and all Sol and Ming have now is their evil stepmother, Vea. Sol has protected Ming all this time, but then Ming begins to believe that Auntie Jove—their mythical, world-traveling aunt—is really going to come rescue them. Have Sol’s stories done more harm than good? Can she protect Ming from this impossible hope?
John Bercaw’s journey to Vietnam started at the beginning of the Korean War when, as a young boy, he thrilled to see his first helicopter as it defied gravity and common sense by flying. A circuitous route through troubled teenage years and four years in the Marines led him to Fort Wolters, Texas, and the US Army’s Warrant Officer Rotary Wing Aviation Course. For the first time in his life, he felt a deep sense of belonging. John’s successful struggle to master the beast called helicopter earned him an all-expense-paid trip to South Vietnam and the opportunity to prove himself as a combat pilot. His year of war was not as expected. Awed by the lush landscapes of Vietnam and the unexpected moments of war’s savage beauty, Bercaw changed his mind about war and its effect on the men who fought in it. He found himself able to overcome fear and doubt in combat and do his job to the best of his ability. Based on the books he had read and the movies he had seen, he had not anticipated the addiction to the highs and lows brought on by the intensity of war. The difficult part came at the end. Leaving Vietnam before the war was over, the sudden end to the daily adrenalin rushes and the sense of being part of something important—aggravated by the shameful reception experienced by all returning veterans—initiated a period of depression that haunted him for years.
France, October 1944: Fort Driant may be a 19th century anachronism, but it proves itself an impregnable obstacle to Patton's forces as they fight to seize the city of Metz, a gateway to Germany.
Another fortress—a Flying Fortress—may be the key to the fall of Fort Driant. The Moon brothers are in the thick of the battle as Tommy volunteers for Operation Aphrodite, a gambit that turns unmanned heavy bombers into radio-controlled flying bombs of enormous power. But as zero hour for Aphrodite approaches, his brother Sean is trapped in the tunnels of Fort Driant, with the Germans just inches away behind armored doors.
It's a race against time for the GIs to take Driant—or escape before the Flying Fortress falls.
Adoro Leer presenta el best-seller, Cómo Enamorar a Alguien, de M. Farouk Radwan. Por fin existe un libro basado en numerosos campos de la psicología, como la Psicología del Amor, Programación de la Mente Subconsciente, Psicología Inversa, Psicología Conductual, Hipnosis, Lenguaje Corporal, Psicología de la Amistad, Fisiología, Programación Neurolingüística e Investigación Científica, que no sólo te explica cómo sucede el proceso de enamorarse, también expone en pasos sencillos y prácticos qué necesitas hacer para que alguien se enamore de ti. Aquí puedes comprar la última edición de este libro, que contiene capítulos añadidos, además de Apéndices que explican detalladamente cómollevar a cabo ciertas cosas necesarias para conquistar a alguien. Finalmente puedes leer un libro que no tiene trucos populares como “sé simpática”, “cómprale flores” o “sé romántico”, más bien se trata de un libro basado en principios psicológicos complejos lo suficientemente simplificados como para ser entendidos por todo el mundo. Con más de 70 técnicas eficaces, directas y sencillas, respaldadas por la investigación científica, aseguramos que este libro contiene información poderosa sin competencia que la iguale. El propósito del autor al escribir este libro es ayudar a las parejas casadas a recuperar el amor en su matrimonio y auxiliar a aquellas personas que buscan crear una estable relación romántica de largo plazo.
Desalentamos a hombres y/o mujeres que solo quieren buscarse “alguien para pasar el rato” que compren este libro. Tanto el autor, como la traductora y Adoro Leer no se hacen responsables por las consecuencias que surjan del mal uso de esta información.