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Jon Vickers
A Hero's Life
Jeannie Williams; Birgit Nilsson, fwd.

Northeastern University Press



Contents

• List of Illustrations
• Foreword - Brigit Nilsson
• Preface
• Prologue
• THE EARLY YEARS: 1926-1956
• Prince Albert
• Footloose
• Beginnings at the Conservatory
• A Tenor in Toronto
• THE CAREER BEGINS: 1957-1959
• Covent Garden and Battling the BBC
• A
Don Carlos Triumph and Bayreuth Debut
• New Roles, New Houses
• ASCENDANCY: THE 1960s
• The Met
• The Solti Debacle
• Lonely Hotels
Peter Grimes
• A Prophet in His Own Country
• GAINING THE HEIGHTS: THE 1970s
• A Unique Tenor Repertoire and a
Tristan Debut
• A Moor Does Battle, Énée and Tristan at the Met
• A Man and His Music
• The
Tannhauser Scandal
• From Moose Jaw to Monteverdi
• WINDING DOWN: THE 1980s
• A Winter's Journey
• Final
Grimes, Otello in South Africa
Parsifal and Farewell to the Met
• Canadian Coda and a Worldview
• Epilogue
• Performance History
• Opera Roles and First Performances
• Selected Discography and Videography
• Notes
• Selected Bibliography
• Acknowledgments
• Index  

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