Prince of TenorsBook - 2008
"With a powerful voice and matinee-idol good looks, Franco Corelli was widely known as "Prince of Tenors" during his phenomenal career. Largely self-taught and starting late, Corelli was tapped for greatness at prestigious singing competitions he almost didn't enter. He went on to become the highest-paid tenor in Italy by 1958 and the reigning tenor at the Metropolitan Opera after his 1961 debut there. Many hailed him as the world's greatest tenor through his retirement in the 1970s." "In Franco Corelli: Prince of Tenors, Rene Seghers goes beyond such famous episodes to present the life of the opera icon candidly and in great detail. Nearly a decade in the making, this biography draws on the author's extensive research in theater archives, unprecedented access to private and family papers, and revealing interviews with the tenor's friends, relatives, and colleagues - and even with Franco Corelli himself"--Book jacket.
Publisher: New York : Amadeus Press, 2008.
Branch Call Number: BIO CORELLI SEGHERS
Characteristics: xvii, 526 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.