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This edition features
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• a linked Table of Contents

CONTENTS
I THE WAY IT ALL HAPPENED
II A STRUGGLE AND A SOLUTION
III PARIS AT LAST
IV PENSION PERSONALITIES
V OPERATIC FRANCE VERSUS OPERATIC GERMANY
VI PREPARING RÔLES IN BERLIN
VII MY FIRST OPERATIC CONTRACT SIGNED
VIII MY ONE LONE IMPROPOSITION
IX THE MAKINGS OF A SMALL MUNICIPAL OPERA HOUSE
X MY DÉBUT AND BREAKING INTO HARNESS
XI SOME STAGE DELIGHTS
XII MISPLACED MOISTURE AND THE STORY OF A COURT-LADY
XIII HUMAN PASSIONS AND SMALLPOX
XIV DISCOURAGEMENTS THAT LED TO A COURT THEATRE
XV SALARIES AND A TENOR'S GENIUS
XVI THE ART OF MARIE MUELLE
XVII THE NON-MILITARY SIDE OF A GERMAN OFFICER'S LIFE
XVIII GEESE AND GUESTS
XIX RUSSIANS, COMMON AND PREFERRED
XX THE GRANDMOTHERS' BALLET
XXI STAGE FASHIONS AND THE GLORY OF COLOUR
XXII ROYAL HUMOUR
XXIII COVENT GARDEN AND — AMERICA
REPERTOIRE

About the Author
"KATHLEEN HOWARD (1884 - 1956) was a Canadian-born opera singer (mezzo-soprano), magazine editor and US film character actress from the mid-1930s through the 1940s. She spent her childhood in Buffalo, NY and is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery there.

She created the role of Zita in Giacomo Puccini's Gianni Schicchi at the Metropolitan Opera in 1918. She was also particularly memorable as the nagging, shrewish wife of W.C. Fields in a film that many historians consider to be his best and funniest, It's a Gift (1934); she additionally appeared in two other films of W.C. Fields: You're Telling Me! (1934) and Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935) (playing his wife for a second time in the latter).

She was part of the repertory system in the opera houses of Metz and Darmstadt previous to World War I. She told of her life as an opera singer in an autobiography, Confessions of an Opera Singer (Knopf 1918)." -- Wikipeda

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