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Several publishers and authors have been most gracious in permitting their material to be quoted. For these kindnesses, I gratefully acknowledge and thank:
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Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc.: The Magic of Opera, by J. Merrill Knapp, copyright 1972.
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The Putnam Publishing Group: Joseph Wechsberg's Verdi, copyright 1974.
Mr. David Silverberg: Elaine Brody's Music in Opera, copyright 1970.
Excerpts from John Rockwell's article, "Fine Singing Isn't Dead, It's Just an Art in Transition." copyright 1987, by The New York Times Company, have been reprinted by permission.
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