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Subject: Re: Virginia Zeani Book review Kindle edition
From: Peggy Houdek <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Peggy Houdek <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:51:18 -0500
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Hi:  It looks interesting, but $35 seems a bit high for Kindle.  I have hundreds of Kindle books and never spent that much.  I’ll  have to think on it!  I don’t think I ever saw here, but remember her husband, Rossi-Lemeni from SF Opera days in the 50s when he was a big star there.

Peggy

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> On Feb 28, 2018, at 1:37 PM, Yvonne Fuller <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> Virginia Zeani "My Memories of an Operatic Golden Age" as told to Roger 
> Beaumont and Witi Ihimaera is a book will appeal to many lovers of opera 
> of the mid-twentieth century.  Far more than simply the recollections of a 
> single soprano, fine though she is and well celebrated on Opera-L, it sheds 
> light on the big wide world of opera, its politics and intrigues at a 
> particularly interesting time.  
> 
> Zeani fled the oppressive socialist regime in her native Romania at the age 
> of twenty to study in Italy with Aureliano Pertile. Within a couple of years 
> she established the basis of a highly successful 35 year international 
> career and was soon invited to Florence to replace Maria Callas in i 
> Puritani. She achieved recognition at La Scala having incautiously turned 
> down their first invitation due to a prior booking to sing in Egypt with 
> Beniamino Gigii. At the other end of her career, the young Pavarotti and 
> Domingo sang opposite her in several of their debut performances. 
> 
> The English language version was first produced in a limited printed edition 
> and soon sold out. It has now just been released in Kindle format available 
> at this address through Amazon
> Virginia Zeani: Virginia Zeani: My Memories of an Operatic Golden Age
> 
> The first Romanian language printing sold out and is currently being 
> reprinted
> 
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