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by Beverly Sills,Mary Jane Phillips-Matz

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Author: Beverly Sills,Mary Jane Phillips-Matz
ISBN: 1555533175
ISBN13: 978-1555533175
Language: English
Publisher: Northeastern University Press; First Edition edition (October 23, 1997)
Pages: 320
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In ably charting Ponselle's life, Phillips-Matz relies on extensive interviews (conducted by both herself and others) . Included are a Ponselle discography and a foreword by Beverly Sills. A rather conventional approach to a fairly unconventional life.

In ably charting Ponselle's life, Phillips-Matz relies on extensive interviews (conducted by both herself and others) as well as on a great deal of documentary material. Born in Meriden, Conn. in 1897, Ponselle rose from her modest origins as a sixth-grade drop-out who traveled the vaudeville circuit as one half of a singing duo with her sister, Carmela.

Rosa Ponselle: American Diva. With Caruso's backing, the twenty-one-year-old soprano, with no previous experience in opera, made a sensational debut at the Metropolitan Opera and became an overnight celebrity.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Beverly Sills began her career at the age of 3, when she sang on the radio under the nickname "Bubbles.

Часто встречающиеся слова и выражения. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Beverly Sills began her career at the age of 3, when she sang on the radio under the nickname "Bubbles. The following year she joined a Saturday morning children's program. Then, at the age of 7, she sang in a movie. By the time she was 10 years old, Sills played a part on the radio show "Our Gal Sunday. In 1947 Sills began her operatic career, appearing for the first time as Frasquita in Carmen.

Rosa Ponselle,American operatic soprano,performers,singers,babies,carriages. Rosa Ponselle : American Diva by Phillips-Matz, Mary Jane.

Mary Jane Phillips-Matz (January 30, 1926 – January 19, 2013) was an American biographer and writer on opera.

Rosa Ponselle (January 22, 1897 – May 25, 1981) was an American operatic soprano. She sang mainly at the New York Metropolitan Opera and is generally considered to have been one of the greatest sopranos of the 20th Century. She was born Rosa Ponzillo on January 22, 1897, in Meriden, Connecticut, the youngest of three children.

Mary Jane Phillips-Matz was born Mary Jane Phillips on January 30, 1926 in Lebanon, Ohio. Attending performances at the Cincinnati Summer Opera as a child inspired her lifelong passion for opera. She studied medieval literature at Smith College and Columbia University. Phillips-Matz began contributing articles to the magazine Opera News during the 1940s, and continued to do so for the rest of her career.

Rosa Ponselle (1897-1981) was one of the greatest American opera singers of the twentieth century. This definitive biography, published on the centenary of her birth, provides a compelling, in-depth, and balanced portrait of the brilliant soprano. It is a captivating Cinderella story of the spirited diva's rise from modest beginnings in Meriden, Connecticut, to star of the Metropolitan Opera.

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Rosa Ponselle (1897--1981) was one of the greatest American opera singers of the twentieth century. This definitive biography, published on the centenary of her birth, provides a compelling, in-depth, and balanced portrait of the brilliant soprano. It is a captivating Cinderella story of the spirited diva's rise from modest beginnings in Meriden, Connecticut, to star of the Metropolitan Opera.Drawing on interviews and extensive documentary research, Mary Jane Phillips-Matz charts the course of Ponselle's incredible career, from demonstrating sheet music in dime stores, to singing in motion picture houses and restaurants, to performing on the vaudeville stage with her beloved and talented sister Carmela, to her pivotal audition for Enrico Caruso. With Caruso's backing, the twenty-one-year-old soprano, with no previous experience in opera, made a sensational debut at the Metropolitan Opera and became an overnight celebrity.The extraordinarily successful operatic and concert career that followed the diva's debut is chronicled in this vibrant account. Also included are Ponselle's headstrong disputes with the Metropolitan, her troubled marriage and divorce, and her productive retirement years as Artistic Director of the Baltimore Civic Opera and teacher of such future opera stars as Placido Domingo, Beverly Sills, William Warfield, James Morris, and Sherill Milnes.
Comments to eBook Rosa Ponselle: American Diva
Jarortr
I didn't know much about Ponselle before reading this book, but it was a very good interesting read. Her rise to the top of the opera world and her life are fantastic....
Nuadador
I found this book to be the most boring I have ever read about any "Opera Singer." There are many of the "I had another great success" or "I'm better than Ms. X, Y and Z because..." I would have even preferred another of those. I was thoroughly surprised because of the respect I have for the author, but one wants to know about the Singer! I know nothing more about "The Great Rosa Ponselle" than I did before and just wondered what all the fuss was about. There was more detail about her and sister Carmela's days in vaudeville. The first third of this book deals with the various sections of Italy, why the people live in those areas, what they do there, the type of soil one finds, the similarity (or not) to Sicily or Naples. This would make more sense if she had been born in Italy and/or spent much time there.

In the middle section, I learned more than I wanted to know of how much money Ms. Ponselle made - to the penny;
how much she spent, on whom and/or what - again to the very penny. Also, how much she invested and in which stocks, how well they did until the Great Crash of 1929. I learned almost nothing about her friendship with Caruso or any other of her colleagues. The author glosses over the the singers who came to the Met later and "took her Opera roles" - Jeritza, Rethberg, Muzio, among others, without going into much detail. The final chapters in which her work with well-known students was discussed was interesting, though too short. No specifics regarding feelings, interactions or comments on progress were mentioned. It was the most one-dimensional biography I have read in years.
Worla
This book was very informative as to Rosa Ponselle's extraordinary musical career; but lacking was more of a story about her rise to fame,relationships with others, and a more personal look at Ponselle.
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