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Falling Up
The Days and Nights of Carlisle Floyd, The Authorized Biography

Thomas Holliday
Foreword by Plácido Domingo

Cloth $45.00    |    978-0-8156-1003-8    |    2012

"Tom Holliday’s biography of Carlisle Floyd documents the distinguished career of one of our most beloved artists and teachers, with vivid descriptions of creative ideas transformed into the operas we know and love. Introducing a large cast of real characters central to the development of an American opera repertoire, Holliday captures the composer’s poetic insight into the medium’s essence."—Marc Scorca: President and CEO, Opera America

"Tom Holliday’s astonishingly comprehensive biography of one of America’s preeminent composers makes great reading because it marries the private and the professional, the trials and the triumphs of a long and fascinating career."—Hal Prince, Tony Award–winning producer and director

"Zealously researched, frank, and eminently readable, Holliday’s book succeeds both as the chronicle of a great artist’s life and as a revelatory exploration of the inner workings of a grand art form."—Jesse Gram, Audience Education Manager, Lyric Opera of Chicago

"I have been consistently stunned by our great composer Carlisle Floyd’s comprehension and control of musical, dramatic, transactional and psychological elements in his musical theater; and Thomas Holliday’s rendition of these gifts is priceless."—Marni Nixon, award-winning singer and actress

  Falling Up

  Thomas Holliday has directed multiple productions of over fifty operas, operettas, and musicals in Europe and the United States. He has worked as a composer, conductor, opera educator, writer, and lecturer on operatic subjects.

8 1/2 x 11, 440 pages, 45 black-and-white illustrations, appendix, notes, bibliography, index

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