Adventures in the Scream Trade: Scenes from an Operatic Life


Charles Long thrilled opera audiences for over two decades, performing at some of America’s and the world’s most famous venues, and singing alongside some of the medium’s greatest stars. Now retired from the stage, Long vividly recounts many of those experiences in this insightful, frank, and humorous memoir. Sparing no one, especially himself, from his acerbic wit and keen observations, he sheds a bright light into a world many of us respect and admire but few of us have ever encountered in such intimate detail. In the process he illustrates why the word “opera,” which means “work” in Italian, truly is a labor of love by so many who have given their all for their craft.

Hardcover, 200 pages, 6 x 9, ISBN 978-0-9814773-4-3