What Is Roosevelt Reading is a regular feature that highlights the reading interests of the RU community. See a book here that you'd like to read? Click on the link below to see where you can access it, or contact a librarian for help getting a copy.
What is your name?
What is your RU school level?
2nd year Grad student in Voice
What book are you reading?
First Nights at the Opera by Thomas Forrest Kelly
Describe the book in one or two sentences.
This book describes the writing, composing, rehearsing of 5 operas and then what the opening night was like.
What do you like or not like about it?
I liked the glimpse into the past. It was incredible to read about the Italian people's response to the opening of Verdi's Otello.
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