Lofti Mansouri, an operatic life by Lofti Mansouri

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Published by Mosaic Press, Stoddart in Oakville, Ont, Toronto .

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StatementLofti Mansouri with Aviva Layton.
ContributionsLayton, Aviva.
The Physical Object
Pagination122 p. :
Number of Pages122
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22093801M
ISBN 100773720073

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Lotfi Mansouri knows where the bodies are buried and then some. He (with his ghost-writer) has written a very entertaining easy-to-read memoir of his life as an opera impresario. His book is a good introduction to opera for those not familiar with it, and an equally interesting look at backstage machinations for those who are buffs/5(11).

Lotfollah "Lotfi" Mansouri (15 June – 30 August ) was an Iranian-born opera director and manager. He was an opera director from about onwards, and is best known for being the General Director of the Canadian Opera Company and of the San Francisco Opera from through In he became a Chevalier of France's Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and the subject of a Lotfi Mansouri: Moonstruck.

Lotfi Mansouri was born on J in Teheran, Iran as Lotfollah Mansouri. He is known for his work on Moonstruck (), Great Performances () and Screen Directors Playhouse (). He was married to Marjorie Anne Thompson. He died on Aug in San Francisco, California, tion: Miscellaneous Crew, Actor, Producer.

Lotfi Mansouri, the energetic operatic showman whose 13 years as general director brought the San Francisco Opera to new heights of creative innovation, died Friday at his Pacific Heights home at. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Lotfi Mansouri: An Operatic Journey at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users/5.

Lotfi Mansouri has lived a full life in opera: triumphs and near disasters, divas and divos, moneymen and true artists, he has known them all. In this entertaining and engaging memoir, Mansouri lifts the curtain and invites the reader to see how magic is created on : Lotfi Mansouri, Donald Arthur.

Lotfi Mansouri is the author of True Tales from the Mad, Mad, Mad World of Opera ( avg rating, 33 ratings, 10 reviews, published ), Lotfi Mansour /5. Lotfollah Mansouri, known as Lotfi, was born on Jin Tehran and initially left Iran to study medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles.

But he was drawn to music instead. When I talked with Mansouri, he had retired as general director of the San Francisco Opera four years earlier, and was working on his memoirs.

I expected a follow-up to the warm-hearted brief memoir he had published during his Toronto years, Lotfi Mansouri: An Operatic Life. But he ended up publishing two remarkably candid books.

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Lotfollah Mansouri, known as ‘Lotfi’, was born in Tehran and left Iran to study medicine at the University of California in Los Angeles. He then changed his focus and became interested in music. In the s, he lived in Switzerland where he was stage director at the opera houses in Zurich and Geneva.

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