Lost Divas

Lost Divas

BY Andre Tubeuf

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This book tells all about a lost, authentically legendary species: the divas. They were the first movie stars before Pickford and Garbo, there was Geraldine Farrar, Lina Cavalieri, and Mary Garden. They were the most stunning opera singers, their personalities perhaps even bigger than their voices. Their success and their lives filled the gossip columns. Their fans loved them, grand dukes covered them in jewels. They represented both the splendorous excesses of an era of elegance and luxury, and its swan's song. There is almost nothing that survives of them today. Thankfully, their image remains and reveals all. Along with unpublished pictures of the greatest divas of this century, rediscover their voices in the accompanying CD produced specially for this publication.

Track listing
1. Fanny Heldy: "Air du miroir", Thaïs by Jules Massenet (currently playing)
2. Maria Jeritza" "Lute aria", Die Tote Stadt by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
3. Lina Cavalieri: "In quelle trine morbide", Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini
4. Claire Dux: "Elle est aimée", Mignon by Ambroise Thomas
5. Emma Calvé: "Magali
6. Maria Kousnezoff: "Adieu notre petite table", Manon by Jules Massenet
7. Berta Morena: "Air de Rachel", La Juive by Jacques Fromenthal Halévy
8. Eidé Noréna: "Air d'Ophélie", Hamlet by Ambroise Thomas
9. Rose Caron: "Des présents de Gunther", Sigurd by Ernest Reyer
10. Fritzi Jokl: "The last rose of summer", Martha by Friedrich von Flotow
11. Jarmila Novotna: "Poem" by Zdenek Fibich
12. Sigrid Onégin: "Prêtres de Baal", Prophète by Giacomo Meyerbeer
13. Aino Ackté: "Air des bijoux", Faust by Charles Gounod
14. Lotte Schöne: "Ich lausche", Die Schöne Falathea by Franz von Suppe
15. Zinaida Jurjevskaya: "Jenufa's prayer", Jenufa by Leos Janacek
16. Georgette Leblanc: "Bois épais", Amadis de Gaule by Jean-Baptiste Lully

10.5 x 14.5 in - 26.7 x 36.8 cm
96 Pages | 70 Images
Hardcover with CD

About the Author
Andre Tubeuf was born in Smyrna in 1930, and studied philosophy. A music critic and editorial writer for such magazines as Le Point, Diapason and L'Avant-Scene, he is the author of several books including La Callas, published by Assouline.

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