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In Character: Opera Portraiture by John F. Martin

San Francisco Opera Shop

In Character: Opera Portraiture by John F. Martin

$ 34.99

This stunning collection of operatic character studies was created by Bay Area photographer John F. Martin and features the stars, chorus members and supernumeraries of San Francisco Opera. For many years, after each performance, Martin set up his camera, a backdrop and simple lighting in the canteen of the War Memorial Opera House to take pictures of members in costume - sometimes acting out their roles, sometimes merely looking into the camera - and somehow always found the heart of the character. A collection of his finest portrait work, this book is unique in the world of opera. A wonderful gift, with a forward by Amy Tan and preface by General Director Emeritus David Gockley.