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255 Pages
Publication date: February 2019
Imprint: ecoWing
Elina Garanča

Between Worlds

My Journey to the Great Opera Houses

In her book, Elīna Garanča describes her impressive life’s journey – from the farm in Latvia to the world’s grand operatic stages, from the young woman who wants to make it big to the brilliant mezzo-soprano celebrated at all her performances.

Between child and career, talent and self-discipline, native roots and far-away stages – that’s the world in which Elīna Garanča lives. In her autobiography, she talks about her unusual career. About engagements at the most important opera houses, about her parts, about her greatest successes, but also about the difficulties that came with always being on the road, as a mother of two no less, about the challenge of having to keep delivering top performances, and about calamities, such as the death of her mother. The entertainingly and movingly written memoirs of the mezzo-soprano – now in a revised and greatly extended edition.

»Elīna Garanča’s voice is addictive, making you want so much more of it.« Kurier



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Elina Garanča

Elīna Garanča, born in Riga, Latvia in 1976, is one of the most famous opera stars in the world. She began her career as a member of the ensemble at the Meiningen State Theatre. Further engagements took her to places like New York, Vienna, Paris, and Berlin. She has received numerous prizes for her work, including the Echo Klassik Prize, which she won four times. Elīna Garanča is married to conductor Mark Chichon. She lives in Riga and Malaga with her family.