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By Craig A. Smith

“An authoritative and exhaustive exam of John Crosby—the musician, the visionary, the impresario, the man—and his magnum opus, The Santa Fe Opera. Written in a mode as lyrical as its subject material, A imaginative and prescient of Voices: John Crosby and The Santa Fe Opera is integral examining for a person who has skilled (or merely dreamt of) the appeal of The Santa Fe Opera.ˮ--Juliana Gondek, professor of voice and opera experiences, UCLA Herb Alpert institution of Music

A vacation spot for millions of opera fanatics each year and the anchor of Santa Fe’s thriving arts scene, The Santa Fe Opera owes its life to the imaginative and prescient and difficult paintings of 1 guy: John O’Hea Crosby (1926–2002), who created the corporate while he used to be purely thirty years outdated and guided its fortunes for the following forty-five years. This publication, the 1st in-depth exploration of Crosby’s profession, indicates how the Opera mirrored his passions for track and the arts.
A imaginative and prescient of Voices depicts the numerous aspects of Crosby—a dreamer and tough-minded businessman, an inventive explorer and conservative programmer, and a reliable conductor and sharp critic. His devotion to caliber and his obsessive oversight bore a permanent harvest that perpetually replaced Santa Fe, the country of recent Mexico, and the operatic world.

Craig A. Smith was once an arts author for the Santa Fe New Mexican for 20 years and has written approximately tune for lots of different publications.

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