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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 material, A imaginative and prescient of Voices: John Crosby and The Santa Fe Opera is crucial examining for someone who has skilled (or in basic terms dreamt of) the attraction of The Santa Fe Opera.ˮ--Juliana Gondek, professor of voice and opera reviews, UCLA Herb Alpert institution of Music

A vacation spot for hundreds of thousands of opera fans 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 tough paintings of 1 guy: John O’Hea Crosby (1926–2002), who created the corporate whilst he used to be simply thirty years previous and guided its fortunes for the subsequent forty-five years. This booklet, the 1st in-depth exploration of Crosby’s occupation, exhibits how the Opera mirrored his passions for song and the arts.
A imaginative and prescient of Voices depicts the numerous aspects of Crosby—a dreamer and tough-minded businessman, a creative explorer and conservative programmer, and a reliable conductor and sharp critic. His devotion to caliber and his obsessive oversight bore a permanent harvest that ceaselessly replaced Santa Fe, the country of latest Mexico, and the operatic world.

Craig A. Smith used to be an arts author for the Santa Fe New Mexican for 20 years and has written approximately track for plenty of different publications.

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