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The Toughest Show on Earth: My Rise and Reign at the Metropolitan Opera

January 21, 2016

After rising through the ranks at the Met, starting as an apprentice carpenter and ending as general manager, this man has seen it all. It’s a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at his 40+ year perspective on the Met’s inner workings at the time and a brilliant analysis of how he made it so successful.

Francis Poulenc: The Man and His Songs (2nd Edition)

January 6, 2016

This is an amazingly in-depth reference about the wonderful songs of Poulenc, written by his close friend and collaborator, Pierre Bernac. It includes a ton of valuable information for use when preparing his music for performance, including interesting tidbits and historical context to share with the audience.

The Inner Voice

January 5, 2016

Renee Fleming’s autobiography “The Inner Voice” is a fascinating view into the incredible journey of arguably the most famous living soprano. It’s well-written and inspiring, and she gives some fabulous advice regarding how to conduct yourself like a professional while also being approachable.

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