- Series: The Opera Lively Guides
- Paperback: 198 pages
- Publisher: Opera Lively Press (February 1, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0692379711
- ISBN-13: 978-0692379714
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.4 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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Luiz Gazzola, MD, PhD, has loved opera since a lucky encounter with Carmen decades ago. Over the years, he has explored the opera repertory from Monteverdi to George Benjamin, taking in hundreds of recorded and live performances (he used to live two blocks from the Metropolitan Opera House), as well as reading widely on the subject. Opera is in Dr. Gazzola’s blood, given that he is a dual citizen of Italy and the United States who speaks five languages. He holds the position of Chief Editor at Opera Lively, and is the author of “Opera Lively – The Interviews,” volumes 1 and 2, and “The Opera Lively Guides – Les Troyens” also published by Opera Lively Press. His passion for this fascinating art form drove him to embrace a second career as a registered opera journalist, while remaining active as a Board Certified Psychiatrist. Dr. Gazzola, who authored a book on Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder, is a graduate of Columbia University, with a doctoral degree in Psychoanalysis from the University of Paris, France. He has written articles for cultural magazines, and led a seminar on Cinema and Psychoanalysis at Columbia University. Opera, cinema, and literature join fine wines as his main interests together with his family and profession. He currently lives with his wife Marta in North Carolina, where he teaches students from Duke University. In between Psychiatry lessons, he always makes a point of introducing opera to his students, refusing to be discouraged by a dismal 6% conversion rate for new opera fans among them.
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