About the author: Dr. Oby received his doctorate from Florida State University-Tallahassee. He is currently Director of Choirs/Voice and Assistant Professor of Music at Texas Southern University.1998 0-7734-2225-0
A study of casting of the Black male opera singer and issues that have not been formally addressed or openly confessed before, enriched by significant statements by fellow professionals. Offers evidence of sociological problems that must be addressed to overcome serious misconceptions. Includes an interview with George Shirley, and quotes from Simon Estes, Arthur Thompson, and Vinson Cole.