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Phillips-Matz, Mary Jane

Overview
Works: 34 works in 103 publications in 4 languages and 5,881 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Librettos  Drama  Pictorial works  History  Stories, plots, etc  Opera programs  Music  Operas  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator
Classifications: ML410.V4, B
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Most widely held works by Mary Jane Phillips-Matz
Verdi : a biography by Mary Jane Phillips-Matz( Book )

23 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 1,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written with the full collaboration of the Verdi family and drawing on a wide range of sources, this is an authoritative re-examination of a long, vigorous, and varied life. The author captures Verdi's tremendous energy, creativity, and philanthropy, and offers fresh insights into the complexities involved in the composition and production of his operas. She also explores his possessive love for his home region and his tireless devotion to his farmlands, and examines Verdi's professional and personal relationships, particularly with Giuseppina Strepponi, his mistress and later wife. The first major biography of Verdi for a generation, this is a fitting study of a great composer and a great patriot of Italian nationalism
Puccini : a biography by Mary Jane Phillips-Matz( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Descended from four generations of distinguished composers and organists, Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) was driven by family tradition and an ambitious mother to pursue a career that brought him worldwide recognition as the greatest composer of Italian opera after Giuseppe Verdi. But behind the brilliant creator of such lasting works as La Boheme, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, La Fanciulla del West, La Rondine, and Turandot, there was a person racked with indecision, self-doubt, bouts of depression, and private misfortunes."
Leonard Warren, American baritone by Mary Jane Phillips-Matz( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Leonard Warren, the great American baritone, was born on 21 April 1911 in New York City in the Bronx, the first of three children of parents who came from Russia. A descendant of three generations of furriers, Warren turned his back on his family's trade and began a singing career that took him from the Radio City Music Hall Glee Club to pinnacles of achievement in celebrated theatres and halls in North and South America and Europe. He become an interpreter of Verdi; no baritone of his era made such a mark in the parts that became his signatures: the title roles in Rigoletto, Macbeth, and Simon Boccanegra, Count di Luna in Il trovatore, Amonasro in Aida, Iago in Otello, Barnaba in La Gioconda, Tonio in Pagliacci, and Scarpia in Tosca."--Jacket
The many lives of Otto Kahn by Mary Jane Phillips-Matz( Book )

8 editions published between 1963 and 1984 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosa Ponselle : American diva by Mary Jane Phillips-Matz( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Rosa Ponselle, "one of the greatest American opera singers of the twentieth century."--Jacket
Opera stars in the sun : intimate glimpses of Metropolitan personalities by Mary Jane Phillips-Matz( Book )

9 editions published between 1955 and 1973 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera: grand and not so grand by Mary Jane Phillips-Matz( Book )

5 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrea Chénier : an opera in four acts by Luigi Illica( Book )

3 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stiffelio : opera in three acts by Francesco Maria Piave( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semiramide : tragic melodrama in two acts by Gaetano Rossi( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I Lombardi alla prima crociata : opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi : una biografía by Mary Jane Phillips-Matz( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Carlos : opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucia di Lammermoor by Burton D Fisher( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis of the opera in brief story form
Falstaff : lyric comedy in three acts : based on Shakespeare's Henry IV, part one and part two and the merry wives of Windsor by Giuseppe Verdi( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon Boccanegra by Burton D Fisher( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English National Opera Guides are ideal companions to the opera. They provide stimulating introductory articles together with the complete text of each opera in English and the original
Washington National Opera, 1956-2006 by Mary Jane Phillips-Matz( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Con Verdi in Casa Barezzi( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi, il grande gentleman del Piacentino by Mary Jane Phillips-Matz( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'amore dei tre re : an opera in three acts by Italo Montemezzi( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Verdi : a biography
Alternative Names
Mary Jane Phillips-Matz Amarican biographer

Mary Jane Phillips-Matz Amerikaans schrijfster (1926-2013)

Mary Jane Phillips-Matz biographe et écrivain américaine

Matz, Mary Jane.

Matz, Mary Jane Phillips-.

Matz Mary Jane Phillips 1926-2013

Phillips, Mary Jane 1926-2013

Phillips-Matz, Mary J.

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Puccini : a biographyLeonard Warren, American baritoneRosa Ponselle : American divaVerdi : una biografía