Dr. Deborah Andrews is a professor of vocal studies and a concert artist at Kean University in Union, New Jersey. She also serves as a teaching artist for the Metropolitan Opera Guild in New York City. Dr. Andrews completed her doctoral degree in Music and Music Education at Teachers College Columbia University in New York City.2009 0-7734-4865-9
This research gathers the stories of world-famous operatic baritone, Giuseppe De Luca (1876-1950), through his student, Charles Guild Reading (b. 1921), who was mentored by De Luca from 1945-1950. These narratives are explored through the teacher-student relationship of De Luca and Reading by way of the teacher-student relationship shared by Charles Reading and Deborah Andrews. The stories are followed by supporting scholarly and historical literature and then reflected upon by the author as to their possible implications on the past and present classical singing and vocal pedagogical communities. The study also contains a CD De Luca’s recordings 1907-1947. This book contains eight color photographs and seven black and white photographs.