Renowned Chaliapin scholar Joseph Darsky's new book, Tsar Feodor, Chaliapin in America will be released either this month, or next by Nova publishers. The first book of it's kind to explore and document the larger than life Russian bassos' opera seasons and concert tours in the Americas, 1907-1929. The author, whose previous books are in the Russian language, has had unparalleled access to the Chaliapin family archives and has traveled the Americas to research this fascinating story. The book also contains the first ever complete chronology of Chaliapin's various performances in opera and concert in both North and South America. I have seen early portions of the work during the writing process and the book is compelling, a great read and a perfect addition to every opera library, as well as fans of the great singer.
The published price is $140.00, though there is an early 10% discount directly from the publisher. Amazon offers the book pre-publication at $88.20 and Powell's books $85.95.
Nova Publisher's Book Description