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Diary of a Redneck Opera Zinger
Jay Hunter Morris
Disclaimer: Well, here's my book! I like to think it's equal parts auto-bio, inspiration, and unrepentant potty humor. WARNING, if you're sensitive and precious, you probably won't be amused. Turn back. But if on some rainy afternoon you find yourself in need of a few giggles, I hope you'll find some here. (Jay Hunter Morris)
Meet our opera "zinger" (yes, with a "z" - read the book to find out why) - Grammy-winning tenor Jay Hunter Morris, Metropolitan Opera's Siegfried in Wagner's Ring.
Born in Paris, Texas, Jay was propelled to international fame after his big break in October 2011, when Met director Peter Gelb brought him in at short notice to substitute for a sick colleague, and he sang superbly this difficult role in front of a Met Live in HD worldwide audience.
These are his incredibly funny memoirs. The gifted singer has a phenomenal talent for self-deprecating black humor (and linguist acrobatics - all spelling and grammar idiosyncrasies are done in purpose for a true Texan feel), but is also touching and admirable in his love for the art form, his family, and his values.
This very entertaining book will not only make you laugh (hard!) but will also inform you about the joys and hardships of the operatic singing profession. (Luiz Gazzola, Senior Editor, Opera Lively Press)
- Publication Date:
- 0615793878 / 9780615793870
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5" x 8"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Biography & Autobiography / Composers & Musicians / General