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Joseph Volpe

Joseph Volpe was born in Brooklyn. He joined the Metropolitan Opera in 1964 and was its general manager for sixteen years. He lives in New York City with his wife, the former ballet dancer Jean Anderson Volpe, and their daughter.

Joseph Volpe is represented by the Knopf Speakers Bureau (http://www.knopfspeakersbureau.com).

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The Toughest Show on Earth
Written by Joseph Volpe and Charles Michener
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 2007
$17.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-9675-6 (1-4000-9675-8)

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, by the remarkable man who rose from apprentice carpenter to general manager.

Joseph Volpe gives us an anecdote-filled tour of more than four decades at the Met, an institution full... Read more





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