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Debussy's Mélisande. The Lives of Georgette Leblanc, Mary Garden and Maggie Teyte

By: Opstad, Gillian

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Boydell Press: 2009

Seller ID: 11740

ISBN: 1843834596

Condition: New in New dust jacket


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. View more info