Beverly: An Autobiography- Beverly Sills

Beverly: An Autobiography- Beverly Sills

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 America's best-loved opera star tells her story. It begins in Brooklyn with sassy four-Avar-oid -Bubbles" Silverman winning a place on a popular radio program...to the numbing grind of bus tours and singing opera in high school gyms...until one great role catapults her into the fairytale enjoyed by only a few prima donnas in a generation. Beverly tells us of the joy of her marriage to newspaperman Peter Greenough and the tragedy of her children's handicaps. We share her memories of performing on stages around the world, and of her relationships with such stars as Marilyn Home, Sir Georg Solti, Luciano Pavarotti and Carol Burnett. We learn what it was like for the diva to retire at the height of her popularity to accept what many thought was an impossible position—but what became her newest triumph: Director of the New York City Opera. Beverly is a book that's as warmhearted and exuberant as its author, the savviest, smartest redhead to light up the music world. 

 

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