In this awe-inspiring photographic essay, 25 childhood cancer patients are portrayed as they express through art and words their feelings about the cancers that threatened them. Revisiting the survivors, some of whom are now young adults embarking on careers and starting families, this compassionate tribute to children’s resiliency and determination honors the lives of the children it portrays and the lives of other children like them worldwide, offering comfort and hope to others.
Danny Jabo takes command of the USS Pittsburgh, and soon finds himself operating in some of the world's most dangerous waters. It's a journey across the globe, and back in time, as Danny must familiarize himself with diesel-powered submarines and the heroic World War II captains who commanded them.
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."
THE LAST THING YOU WANT TO BE WHEN THE WORLD ENDS IS A FREE MAN FIRST IN THE EXPLOSIVE OUTPOST SEASON ONE Brennick Maximum Security Prison, one of the most dangerous places on earth. Populated with fifteen hundred of the most viscous offenders in the western hemisphere. The guards watch their every move, weapons ready. The Warden rules with an iron fist. But they're about to find that the real threat is coming. It's here. And it's from outside the walls...
Volume four in the Tora Skammelsen crime series (a novella of around 100 pages) Tora buys her home near the North Sea, but village life does not quite live up to her expectations. Soon she develops a keen interest in the activities of her peculiar neighbour Margrethe. Why does the widow try to hide the fact that a man is living with her? Besides there is Rune, the charming sales rep at the Old Mill Inn, who all but sweeps Tora off her feet while her friend, Police Inspector Thomas Bilgren, is preoccupied with a bank robbery. The story can be read as a stand-alone, but for readers with an interest in Tora's private affairs it may be a good idea to begin with 'North Sea Cottage'.