The King and I

The King and I

The Uncensored Tale of Luciano Pavarotti's Rise to Fame by His Manager, Friend, and Sometime Adversary

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The classical music publicist and manager describes his thirty-six-year business relationship with Luciano Pavarotti, following the legendary tenor's career and offering a portrait of the superstar in the world of modern classical music.

Blackwell North Amer
The King and I is the story of the thirty-six-year long business relationship between Luciano Pavarotti and his manager, Herbert Breslin, during which Breslin guided what he calls, justifiably, "the greatest career in classical music." During that career, Breslin moved Pavarotti out of the opera house and onto the concert (and the world) stage and into the arms of a huge mass public. How he and Pavarotti changed the landscape of opera is one of the most significant and entertaining stories in the history of classical music, and Herbert Breslin relates the tale in a brash, candid, witty fashion that is often bitingly frank and profane. He also provides a portrait of his friend and client - "a beautiful, simple, lovely guy who turned into a very determined, aggressive, and somewhat unhappy superstar" - that is by turns affectionate and satirical and full of hilarious details and tales out of school with Pavarotti emerging as something like the ultimate Italian male. The book is also enlivened by the voices of other players in the soap opera drama that was Pavarotti's career, and they are no less uncensored than Herbert Breslin. The last word, in fact, comes from none other than Luciano Pavarotti himself!

Baker
& Taylor

The noted classical music publicist and manager describes his thirty-six-year business relationship with Luciano Pavarotti, following the legendary tenor's extraordinary career in the opera house, on the concert stage, and into the world of mass media and offering a revealing portrait of the superstar in the world of modern classical music. 60,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday : 2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385509725
0385509723
Branch Call Number: B PAVAROTTI
Characteristics: 308 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Midgette, Anne

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