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In association with The Asian Review of Books, The Abbreviated Press is working to re-imagine the publishing model for the Internet age, envisaging a collaborative effort between writers, editors and publisher while focusing on prose works of 4,000-15,000 words and targeting publication within four weeks, rather than the 6-12 months that prevail in traditional publishing.

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JOURNEY TO THE WEST
HE HUI: A CHINESE SOPRANO IN THE WORLD OF ITALIAN OPERA
A renowned Madama Butterfly and the first Chinese soprano to sing Tosca at La Scala and Aida at New York’s Metropolitan, He Hui is arguably the most successful Western opera singer to come out of China. Melanie Ho takes readers from Xi’an and He Hui’s second-place finish in Plácido Domingo’s Operalia competition to her debut as Tosca in the notoriously difficult opera city of Parma and, ultimately, to her arrival and staying power as one of the world’s leading sopranos. He Hui’s journey has been one of East meeting West and of East and West living alongside each other.

Available from Amazon, Amazon UK, Book Depository and other leading booksellers.

Video of He Hui at Hong Kong's Foreign Correspondents Club where book was first presented. Excerpted in the South China Morning Post. Article by Melanie Ho and Italian Consul-General Antonello de Riu in The Diplomat. Reviewed in Caixin.




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