» » La Scala West: The Dallas Opera under Kelly and Rescigno

La Scala West: The Dallas Opera under Kelly and Rescigno ePub download

by Ronald L. Davis

  • Author: Ronald L. Davis
  • ISBN: 0870744542
  • ISBN13: 978-0870744549
  • ePub: 1830 kb | FB2: 1795 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Publisher: Southern Methodist University Press (2001)
  • Pages: 224
  • Rating: 4.8/5
  • Votes: 682
  • Format: txt mbr rtf lrf
La Scala West: The Dallas Opera under Kelly and Rescigno ePub download

In this lavishly illustrated volume, Ronald L. Davis tells the story of a regional opera company that won international .

In this lavishly illustrated volume, Ronald L. Davis tells the story of a regional opera company that won international recognition with dazzling productions during its first season and sustained the attention of opera lovers around the world for nearly two decades. In the late 1950s in Dallas, Texas, general manager Lawrence Kelly and artistic director Nicola Rescigno envisioned gorgeous music for the eye and ear. Their intent was to breathe new life into the traditional Italian and French repertory and to spice it with offerings of American premieres of lesser-known works.

In the late 1950s in Dallas, Texas, general manager Lawrence Kelly and artistic director Nicola Rescigno env In this lavishly illustrated volume, Ronald L.

In the late 1950s in Dallas, Texas, general manager Lawrence Kelly and artistic director Nicola Rescigno envisioned gorgeous music for the eye and ear.

Davis, Ronald L, (with foreword by) Miller, Henry S, J. La Scala West: The Dallas Opera Under Kelly and Rescigno, University Park, Texas: Southern Methodist University Press, 2000. Galatopoulos, Stelios, Maria Callas, Sacred Monster, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1998, ISBN 0-684-85985-8.

Since American conductors for opera were practically unknown at the time, young Rescigno was something of a novelty, Ronald L. Davis wrote in La Scala West: The Dallas Opera Under Kelly and Rescigno (2000)

Since American conductors for opera were practically unknown at the time, young Rescigno was something of a novelty, Ronald L. Davis wrote in La Scala West: The Dallas Opera Under Kelly and Rescigno (2000). Mr. Rescigno joined with Lawrence V. Kelly and Carol Fox to form the Lyric Theater of Chicago in 1952. The idea was to bring grand opera back to Chicago, restoring a tradition that had been interrupted by World War II. Photo.

The Dallas Opera Under Kelly and Rescigno. Published January 2001 by Southern Methodist University Press.

com's Ronald L. Davis Page and shop for all Ronald L. Davis books. La Scala West: The Dallas Opera under Kelly and Rescigno. Check out pictures, bibliography, and biography of Ronald L. Davis.

The company was founded in 1957 as the Dallas Civic Opera by Laurence Kelly and Nicolà Rescigno, both .

The company was founded in 1957 as the Dallas Civic Opera by Laurence Kelly and Nicolà Rescigno, both of whom had been active with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the first a. Davis, Ronald L, (with foreword by) Miller, Henry S, J.

La Scala West: The Dallas Opera under Kelly and Rescigno
Alsantrius
If you are an opera lover and follow the progress of opera in America, you will love this book. The Dallas Opera is a comparatively young company,
but exploded on scene in the late 50s , under artistic director Nicola Rescigio and general manager Larry Kelly, who brought along his friend,
Maria Callas. Davis' book covers two decades of the opera company in his book, aptly called "La Scala West". Davis is knowledgeable about
music and opera and writes in a lovingly direct manner; the coffee-table size book is filled with a treasure of indexed photos as well. There are many reviews quoted in the text from a variety of Dallas critics as well as from opera stars themselves. If you follow opera, Ronald Davis' book is a must.
The_NiGGa
This history of the early years of the Dallas Opera covers the period from 1957, when the Dallas Civic Opera was inaugurated by Lawrence Kelly and Nicola Rescigno, to 1976, two years after Kelly's death. If nothing else, the profusion of production photographs, many rarely seen, would make this book worth perusal. Ronald L. Davis is a professor of history who has written about opera before. His workmanlike writing style cannot entirely avoid the occasional feeling of simply plodding through descriptions of the productions, with these singers, that producer, that director, et al. Still, overall, he manages to convey the excitement of these years, when the Dallas company brought stars of the caliber of Callas, Sutherland and Zeffirelli, in operas that the Met and other mainstream companies wouldn't touch, such as Alcina, Medea and L'Italiana in Algeri. The brashness and charm of Lawrence Kelly, whose vision started the company and whose charm and persuasiveness often kept it going through financial crises that would have sunk other organizations, emerges clearly as well.
Voodoosida
La Scala West provides a detailed and much needed look into the work of two persons who have been long neglected in the operatic canon. Though it favors the entepreneur Kelly it doesn't neglect to give credit to Nicola Rescigno as most reviews of his work do. Both men, it seems, were instrumental in changing the face of Opera in America in the 1950's and 1960's and have even been posthumously been slighted by the establishments of the great Opera companies, some of which they helped create.
Though Mr. Davis doesn't delve too much here into the blame game, he is the one soul brave enough to speak out for these sorely missed men and their art.
E-Books Related to La Scala West: The Dallas Opera under Kelly and Rescigno: