Santa Fe Opera Guild (SFOG) presents: November Virtual Vivace Book Club, Joseph Volpe’s ‘The Toughest Show On Earth’ 6-7:30 p.m. Monday. Nov. 8 on Zoom. Virtual Check in: 5:50 p.m.
The Toughest Show on Earth is the ultimate behind-the-scenes chronicle of the divas and the dramas of New York’s Metropolitan Opera House written by Joseph Volpe, the remarkable man who rose from apprentice carpenter to general manager of the iconic New York opera house.
This discussion will address the trajectory of the book and the recent history of the Met, but also what changes will have to occur for opera as a music genre to survive and flourish for future generations.