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Lentz, Timothy Paul

Summary: In the spring of 2017 David DiChiera's nearly fifty-five year tenure as the guiding spirit of opera in southeast Michigan came to an end with his retirement from Michigan Opera Theatre. The Impresario and civic leader extraordinaire was stepping aside, and the company he founded was in excellent shape with a bright and sustainable future and a beautiful world-class home in the Detroit Opera...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: [Wayne State University Press] 2017

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 782.1 LEN

Summary: Based on Gaston Leroux's novel about a disfigured phantom terrorizing a Paris opera house in order to get his beloved singer Christine.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Classics 2015

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1 available in Horror DVDs, Call number: DVD HORROR PHA

Summary: A spectacular retelling of Gaston Leroux's immortal horror tale stars Claude Rains as the masked phantom of the Paris opera house; a crazed composer who schemes to make a beautiful young soprano, the star of the opera company and wreak revenge on those who stole his music. Nelson Eddy, the heroic baritone, tries to win the affections of Foster as he tracks down the disfigured "monster" who has...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures 2014

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1 available in Horror DVDs, Call number: DVD HORROR PHA

Summary: Timeless story of the trials and tribulations of a rich elderly man married to a cunning and unfaithful younger woman.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: TDK 2007

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1 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA DON

Abbate, Carolyn.

Summary: Looks at the long history and evolution of opera, discussing the social, political, literary, and economic circumstances relevant to it, as well as the polemics that have accompanied it and the problems that it has faced in the last half century.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 782.109 ABB

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 1994

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 782.103 OXF

Affron, Charles

Contents: A matter of boxes, 1883-1884 : Bel canto -- Cultural capital, 1884-1903 : the German seasons and French opera -- Opera wars, 1903-1908 : Parsifal, Salome, and the Manhattan Opera Company -- Modernity, 1908-1929 : Puccini -- Hard times, 1929-1940 : Wagner -- Strains of war, 1940-1950 : the conductor's opera -- Stage business, 1950-1966 : Verdi -- In transit, 1966-1975 : American opera -- Maestro...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of California Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 792 AFF

Chee, Alexander

Summary: Lilliet Berne is a sensation of the Paris Opera, a legendary soprano with every accolade except an original role, every singers chance at immortality. When one is finally offered to her, she realizes with alarm that the libretto is based on a hidden piece of her past. Only four could have betrayed her: one is dead, one loves her, one wants to own her. And one, she hopes, never thinks of her at...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC CHE

Summary: A hilarious and affectionate look at the path to stardom inside the competitive world of grand opera. Weaving together portions of eight acclaimed operas with personal interviews and behind-the-scenes footage, the film explores the choristers' lives.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama 2005

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC IN

Truman, Margaret

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2006

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TRU

Summary: Documentary film about the 2007 National Council Auditions grand finalists, Jamie Barton, Kiera Duffy, Michael Fabiano, Disella Larusdottir, Ryan McKinny, Angela Meade, Nicholas Pallesen, Matthew Plenk, Alek Shrader, Ryan Smith, and Amber L. Wagner. Looks at the pressures these young opera singers face as they struggle to succeed in one of the most difficult professions in the performing arts....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Metropolitan Opera 2008

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1 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA AUD

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Evergreen 1999

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 725.822 GRA

Kolodin, Irving

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: A. A. Knopf 1966

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 782.0973 KOL

Lloyd Webber, Andrew

Contents: Think of me -- Angel of music -- Little Lotte ; The mirror ; Angel of music -- The phantom of the opera -- The music of the night -- I remember ; Stranger than you dreamt it -- Magical lasso -- Notes ; Prima donna -- Poor fool, he makes me laugh -- Why have you brought me here ; Raoul, I've been there -- All I ask of you -- All I ask of you : (reprise) -- Masquerade ; Why so silent -- Notes ;...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Polydor 1987

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD SHOW Pha

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4 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD SM PHA

Truman, Margaret

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2007

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP M TRU

Waleson, Heidi

Summary: In October 2013, the arts world was rocked by the news that the New York City Opera—“the people’s opera”—had finally succumbed to financial hardship after 70 years in operation. The company had been a fixture on the national opera scene—as the populist antithesis of the grand Metropolitan Opera, a nurturing home for young American talent, and a place where new, lively ideas shook up a venerable...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 792.5 WAL

Hoelterhoff, Manuela.

Summary: A wickedly funny look at opera today - the feuds and deals, maestros and managers, divine voices and outsized egos - and a portrait of the opera world's newest superstar at a formative point in her life and career. In Cinderella & Company, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Manuela Hoelterhoff takes us on a two-year trip on the circuit with Cecilia Bartoli, the young mezzo-soprano who has...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.5 HOE

Jones, Steven Philip

Summary: A meeting that just had to happen! Sherlock Holmes meets the Phantom of the Opera! Dr. Watson, after the recent death of his first wife, is asked to call in Holmes to investigate a mysterious "ghost" who haunts a French opera house. Although Holmes dismisses it as a case needing a spiritualist rather than a consulting detective, he agrees to look into it. Unknown to him, Eric, the tortured...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Caliber Comics 2015

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Summary: Cats: The Jellicle Cats gather in their junkyard, preparing for the Jellicle Ball, for this is the night when patriarch Old Deuteronomy will choose a cat to be reborn into a new life on the Heavyside Layer. There are stories, songs, and dances from Victoria the White Cat, Munkustrap, Rum Tum Tugger, Grizabella, Jemima, Gus the Theatre Cat, Jellylorum, Skimbleshanks, Macavity, Demeter and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Classical Kids 1990

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD JUVENILE Moz

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile music CD, Call number: J CD Music Mozart 1990

Lee, Lilian

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperPerennial 1994

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LEE

Wlaschin, Ken.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2004

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1 available in Reference, Call number: R 791.436 WLA

Summary: Tells the story of a disfigured musical genius who haunts the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera, waging a reign of terror over its occupants. When he falls fatally in love with Christine, the Phantom devotes himself to creating a new star for the Opera, exerting a strange sense of control over the young soprano as he nurtures her extraordinary talents.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2005

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2 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS PHA

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD P

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD PHA

Forman, Denis

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 1995

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 782.1 FOR

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