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Aida

Price, Leontyne

ISBN 10: 015200405X / ISBN 13: 9780152004057
Published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich., San Diego, 1990
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket, signed by the artists the award winning Dillons, Leo and Diane. Leontyne Price has not only written this book but she has song Aida many times. Bookseller Inventory # 007268

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Title: Aida

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich., San Diego

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Dillon, Leo and Diane

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Illustrator(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

With depth and understanding, acclaimed diva Leontyne Price retells this famous opera about the beautiful princess of Ethiopia. “The Dillons magnificently capture the drama with powerful full-page illustrations that resemble stage sets. . . . Ideal for reading aloud during an Egyptian unit, in music classes, to children attending the opera, or for the pure aesthetic experience.”--Booklist

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There's no voice like that of opera singer Leontyne Price, and in this retelling of Aida, published in paperback for the first time, we discover that her writer's voice is equally moving. This tale of the Ethiopian princess-turned-slave, her soldier lover, and their inevitable tragedy is a favorite of Price, who reveals her feeling of sisterhood with the doomed Aida in the book's afterword. Price brings just enough distance to this story of love, jealousy, war, envy, and suicide to temper her passion. Telling the tale of Aida, one of the world's most famous--and tragic--operas, in appropriate language and tone is a task to which Price is more than equal.

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