Une vie à l'Opéra
DescriptionThis book is the dazzling account of the memories of an eight-year-old spectator who became a music critic. Sixty years of evenings spent in concert halls and opera houses. Sixty years of encounters, through interviews, tours with orchestras or dance companies, where very strong bonds were created with extraordinary dancers, choreographers and musicians: Roland Petit and Zizi Jean- maire, Nureyev, Rosella Hightower, Carlo-Maria Giulini, Montserrat Caballe, Jonas Kaufmann, to name but a few.
Gérard Mannoni, in this generous account, communicates to the reader the fascination that this fabulous world still exerts on him, where all the physical and intellectual forces, all the talents, unite with a single goal: that the curtain should rise in the evening at the desired second on the best possible show.