Vicky applied to a job, but because of her impressive qualifications, she was hired to be the president’s secretary. She was shocked when she met her boss for the first time—Max and her former lover were like two peas in a pod! Her ex-lover was extraordinarily attractive, but underneath that exterior he was selfish and violent. He died not long ago in an accident, ending her hellish days, but standing in front of her was Max, his twin brother. Vicky quickly turned the job down, yet somehow she finds herself changing her mind…
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."
Paul Tillich (1886–1965) is widely regarded as one of the most influential theologians of the 20th century. By bringing his thought together with the theology and practices of an important contemporary Christian movement, Pentecostalism, this volume provokes active, productive, critical, and creative dialogue with a broad range of theological topics. These essays stimulate robust conversation, engage on common ground regarding the work of the Holy Spirit, and offer significant insights into the universal concerns of Christian theology and Paul Tillich and his legacy.
In December 1926 Agatha Christie became front-page news when she vanished in bizarre circumstances from her home in Berkshire, England. The crime writer was found 11 days later in a hotel in Harrogate,Yorkshire, claiming to be the victim of amnesia. Up till now none of her biographers has come up with conclusive evidence as to what Agatha Christie did in the first 24 hours after she disappeared or whether her memory loss was genuine. Although the notoriety made Agatha Christie famous, she never recovered from the intense press scrutiny, and the private anguish that surrounded the episode ensured that she made no reference to it in her memoirs.
Illustrated with many hitherto unpublished photographs, Jared Cade's riveting book—on which a BBC television documentary has been based—provides all the answers, including startling accounts by the novelist's surviving relatives, that reveal for the first time why she staged the disappearance with the help of a co-conspiritor and how it all went terribly wrong.
Harli is a musical prodigy with a psycho-jealous mother and a world famous grandmother.
And her boyfriend? He’s the lead singer for the hottest band in the country. And he seems to have forgotten her completely. Harli does the only thing she can do. She breaks up with him. Levi might have everything he’s ever wanted, but when Harli walks away, he’ll do anything—give up everything—to get her back. She’s his Sunshine, and without her, the glittering lights of fame are dark and cold. He might be living the dream, but it’s not a dream he wants if she’s not in it.
A new five-part box-set featuring the adventures of archaeologist Bernice Summerfield. 1. BIG DIG Written by Hamish Steele Bernice has been invited to appear on a very special live edition of the archaeology series Big Dig: a programme she grew up with as a girl... which now makes her feel very old. Not as old, however, as the mysterious stone robot she unwittingly uncovers during an excavation on the planet Saravas. With no other trace of civilisation, this could be the only clue to the Truth of the planet’s inhabitants. But when Ruth and Jack start acting strangely, Bernice realises there was a reason things were hidden... and secrets aren’t the only things to be buried. Welcome to the biggest Big Dig ever! 2. THE REVENANT’S CARNIVAL Written by Martin Day Bernice Summerfield has never been to Moros Prime before - and it’s unlikely she’ll be rushing back. Moros is a world of diplomacy and warfare, ruled over by a variety of creeps, dandies and outright weirdoes, where cybernetic implants are the latest fashion accessory and the native humans are ethically harvested for their organs. Peter Summerfield, however, has a job to do: heading the security team at the country estate of Willem van der Heever, the effective ruler of Moros Prime. Because Van der Heever is throwing a masquerade ball – which means fancy dress, fluorescent peacocks and an almost certain attempt on his life. Van der Heever is not without his enemies... But as Bernice and Peter uncover more about his past, whose side will they end up taking? 3.
THE BRIMSTONE KID Written by David Llewellyn “Welcome to the White Rabbit. What’ll it be?” “You can start by locking and bolting the doors. Then everyone in here can keep real calm...” Bernice and Irving were expecting another quiet night at the White Rabbit saloon – their only customers a veteran prospector named Tooth Bob and timid schoolteacher Miss Hannigan. But the evening takes a sinister turn with the arrival of the Brimstone Kid, a wanted outlaw, and the terrifying bounty hunter Cazador hot on his trail... Soon, Bernice and Irving find themselves caught up in an adventure involving giant, flight crows, buried treasure and the galaxy’s most ruth detective agency. 4. THE WINNING SIDE Written by James Goss Bernice is lost in the ruins of an alien world. Long ago, something arrived there. Something arrived and found an idyllic civilisation: a city of wonders full of artists and scientists and poets... Something came to this world and destroyed it. Wandering the ruins, Bernice tries to solve the mystery. What came to this planet? What wiped out its people? Was it a plague? An alien invasion? Bernice Summerfield explores all that remains of paradise. And she discovers the name of the creature that came and wiped it out... ‘Bernice Summerfield’ 5. IN LIVING MEMORY Written by Scott Handcock and Gary Russell Bernice Summerfield is alone... Having been captured – albeit technically rescued – by an old enemy, she finally learns the truth her friends and their disappearances... and realises that she is a cog in a far greater machine. Whatever happens, this is now the end for Bernice Summerfield... and she’s determined to go down fighting. But how long can she resist when the odds are stacked against her? And is there really such a thing as a happy ending...?
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