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Author Neill, Roger, author.

Title Divas : Mathilde Marchesi and her pupils / Roger Neill.

Published Sydney, NSW : NewSouth Publishing, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  782.1092 MARC/NEIL    AVAILABLE
1 copy ordered for UniM Bail on 28-10-2016.
Physical description xii, 436 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits (some colour) ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-23) and index.
Contents 1 To be a professional 1821-54 1 -- 2 Teaching in Vienna, first star pupils 1854-61 34 -- 3 Paris and Cologne 1861-68 68 -- 4 Back to the Conservatoire in Vienna 1868-78 96 -- 5 Moving to Paris 1881 141 -- 6 Melba, Eames and the class of '86 189 -- 7 Shoals of Americans 1887-99 227 -- 8 Boatloads of Australians and New Zealanders 1887-99 277 -- 9 Last lap 1899-1913 314 -- 10 Marchesi's magical method 367.
Summary Who was Mathilde Marchesi? How did she become a byword internationally for vocal excellence and operatic success? What was her formula? And how did she produce prima donnas on such a consistent basis? Neill traces Marchesi's extraordinary career from Vienna to Paris and introduces an array of remarkable characters including Felix Mendelssohn, FranzLiszt and Dame Nellie Melba and the successful singing method that is her legacy.
Subject Marchesi, Mathilde, 1821-1913.
Voice teachers -- Biography.
Opera coaching.
Women singers -- Biography.
Singers -- Biography.
Variant Title Mathilde Marchesi and her pupils.
ISBN 9781742235240 (hardback)