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The Rise and Fall of a La Scala Diva Paperback – 1 Oct 2006

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  • Paperback: 181 pages
  • Publisher: Janus Publishing Co (1 Oct. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1857566122
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857566123
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 14.6 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,800,144 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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At the height of her career, Marjorie Wright bathed in the limelight of the operatic circle, as a renowned opera diva who performed at the famous La Scala opera house, Milan. Then her world fell apart. The 'politics' and back-stabbing in this operatic circle finally saw her falling from grace, to the lowest ebb one could imagine. Jobs such as a film 'extra', Mrs. Mop, cloakroom attendant and Harrods' shop girl were just a few of the many she would like to forget. Yet, her musical talent and technique would carry her through this downturn, and with her tenacity, she slowly climbed out of this depth and became a fulfilled adventurer. This is the truly remarkable story of a beloved diva who collaborates with Daniel Abbado and has counted Sir James Galway and Gloria Hunniford among her many admirers.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By James C. Boylan on 26 Feb. 2007
This is the story of a young Irish girl who made it to the top of her profession. Follow her successes and failures, tears and laughter and joy and pain, from her home in Ireland via London to Italy and La Scala Milan.

This is a must read book for anyone who wants an insight to the world of opera. It is a book that you can laugh and cry over but most of all it is a book of hope and tells us that we must never give up no matter what the hardship
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