Title Debussy's Mélisande. The Lives of Georgette Leblanc, Mary Garden and Maggie Teyte
Book Condition New in New dust jacket
Publisher Boydell Press 2009
1843834596 / 9781843834595
Seller ID 11740
392pp, plates. Illustrates the prejudices and difficulties women singers of their era faced. The three women presented here were not only remarkable for the resilience and initiative they had to develop, but also for their willingness to adapt themselves to the opportunities offered by the emerging technologies of recording, radio and film. It is also the story of the background to the opera's creation, and the frequently stormy relationships between the author of the original play (Maeterlinck) , the composer, director, conductor and performers.