Confessions of an Opera Singer

Cover image for

Download


Author: Kathleen Howard
Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 59,672 / 176 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67
LoC Categories: CT, ML
Downloads: 1,109
Added to site: 2010.06.27
mnybks.net#: 28291
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Biography, Music

So many fantastic tales have come to us of students' life abroad, of their temptations, trials, finances, successes and failures, that I have attempted to give here the true story of the preparation for an operatic career, and its fruition. My road leads from New York to Paris, to Germany and thence to London, and back to the Metropolitan Opera House.

Show Excerpt

ey were very sweet to me.

Living at my boarding house was a young doctor, who also would have liked to be nice to me. But my exaggerated conscientiousness would not allow me to have anything to do with one man while I was engaged to another, and I refused all his invitations to the theatre and to Saturday afternoon excursions. My one indulgence was in standing-room tickets for the Metropolitan. What a boon to girls in my situation would be the inexpensive municipal opera and endowed theatres of Germany with their system of Schule Vorstellungen (students' performances) of standard plays and operas at prices that put a comfortable seat within the means of even the most humble purse! This was the lack the Century Opera would have supplied.

My church engagement was to come to an end May first. The thought of turning my back on the start I had made depressed me fearfully. I had given my word to marry and did not think of wavering. But the letters of my fiancé and his rare visits to Ne

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Confessions of an Opera Singer by Kathleen Howard - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for Confessions of an Opera Singer by Kathleen Howard - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for Confessions of an Opera Singer by Kathleen Howard - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for Confessions of an Opera Singer by Kathleen Howard - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for Confessions of an Opera Singer by Kathleen Howard - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for Confessions of an Opera Singer by Kathleen Howard - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark
by Jens Christian Aaberg
The Story of My Life
by Helen Keller
Autobiography of a Yogi
by Paramhansa Yogananda
Forty-Six Years in the Army
by John M. Schofield
Abraham Lincoln
by Rev. T.M. Eddy
Acres of Diamonds
by Russell H. Conwell
The Age of Invention
by Holland Thompson

See more popular titles from this genre.