Description - Diva by Helena Matheopoulos
DIVA - THE NEW GENERATION profiles the glittering constellation of sopranos and mezzo-sopranos who have emerged in the opera world in the last five years. Helena Matheopoulos' 1991 book DIVA studied a series of fully established female stars, and her new work adopts the same method: an analysis of the divas' roles both vocally and dramatically, interspersed with information about their lives and careers. The wrong choice of repertoire, wherever it occurs, is forcefully criticised by a writer whose depth of perception and practical experience of such matters is explanatory. The 'Three Tenors' phenomenon has galvanised opera's already international popularity - divas such as Angela Gheorghiu, Cecilia Bartoli and Renee Fleming have risen to stardom and seem to be going from strength to strength. This book tells you why.
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Author Biography - Helena Matheopoulos
Helena Matheopoulos is Director of Vocal Projects at the Athens Concert Hall and of the Philharmonic Orchestra in London, responsible for casting all concert performances of opera, requiems and celebrity recitals.