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The Resource Bel canto, Ann Patchett

Bel canto, Ann Patchett

Label
Bel canto
Title
Bel canto
Statement of responsibility
Ann Patchett
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of Mr. Hosokawa, a powerful Japanese businessman. Roxanne Coss, opera's most revered soprano, has mesmerized the international guests with her singing. It is a perfect evening -- until a band of gun-wielding terrorists breaks in, taking the entire party hostage. But what begins as a panicked, life-threatening scenario slowly evolves into something quite different, as terrorists and hostages forge unexpected bonds and people from different countries and continents become compatriots. Friendship, compassion, and the chance for great love lead the characters to forget the real danger that has been set in motion and cannot be stopped"--Container
Tone
Writing style
Audio
Review
Mixing art and politics can have unexpected results, but rarely are they so poignant. A birthday party is held for a Japanese CEO in an anonymous Spanish-speaking country. World-class lyric soprano Roxane Coss is the irresistible bait for the opera-loving Mr. Hosokawa. As she finishes singing, terrorists burst in and take everyone hostage. So begins a four-and-a-half-month siege, during which friendships and love grow between guests and gunmen. Anna Fields offers up each moment, each character slowly and deliberately, taking time to savor every subtlety. Her performance is the essence of bel canto, easy, pure of tone, with an agile, precise vocal technique. S.J.H. 2002 Audie Award Finalist (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine
Awards note
Winner of the Pen/Faulkner Award, 2002.
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10092056
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Patchett, Ann
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3566.A7756
LC item number
B4 2007
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Performed by Anna Fields
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1965-2006
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Fields, Anna
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True
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  • Women singers
  • Victims of terrorism
  • Embassy buildings
  • Hostages
  • South America
  • Embassy buildings
  • Hostages
  • Victims of terrorism
  • Women singers
  • South America
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Bel canto, Ann Patchett
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn144226727
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 audio discs (11 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780061429491
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9780061429491
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
UACD 75(9)
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
  • 30ad3u
  • 10ad3u
System control number
(OCoLC)144226727
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Bel canto, Ann Patchett
Publication
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn144226727
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 audio discs (11 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780061429491
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9780061429491
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
UACD 75(9)
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
  • 30ad3u
  • 10ad3u
System control number
(OCoLC)144226727
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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