Former CSI Provost Mirella Affron and Professor Emerita Mirella Jona Affron, PhD, coauthors Grand Opera: The Story of the Met. The book is published worldwide September 2014 by University of California Press. The book was coauthored with Charles Affron.
From the Publisher: The Metropolitan has stood among the grandest of opera companies since its birth in 1883. Tracing the offstage/onstage workings of this famed New York institution, Charles Affron and Mirella Jona Affron tell how the Met became and remains a powerful actor on the global cultural scene. In this first new history of the company in thirty years, each of the chronologically sequenced chapters surveys a composer or a slice of the repertoire and brings to life dominant personalities and memorable performances of the time.
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