Wonderful compilation of advice and instruction from operatic immortals: Nellie Melba on voice training and preservation, Alma Gluck on building a vocal repertoire, Geraldine Farrar on the will to succeed, plus contributions from Caruso, Galli-Curci, Garden, Lehmann, many more. Indispensable for singers and any opera lover. Cooke, long-time editor of Etude Magazine
, provides an Introduction. 24 photographs.
Reprint of selections from Vocal Mastery, Frederick A. Stokes Co., New York, 1920, and Great Singers on the Art of Singing, Theo. Presser, Philadelphia, 1921.