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Renowned opera singer Ella June Whittaker Wolf traces the journey that brought her where she is today in “Ella's Book: The Blessed Quest”

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At just five years old, Ella June Whittaker Wolf dreamed of becoming an opera singer. This dream was the fire that lit up the way to a life of music, joy and success. Now at eighty-six years old, she concludes that she was and still is every bit of the word blessed. In her autobiography, “Ella’s Book: The Blessed Quest”, she traces the remarkable journey of faith and grace that brought her where she is today.

Wolf grew up listening to great music and singing in her church. She also loved to watch and listen to the birds sing their special songs. Soon she had an extraordinary vision- a spectacle of her onstage singing the lead role in an opera with full orchestral accompaniment and costumes. This was unusual considering Wolf had never seen an opera performed before. Soon after, the young girl who practiced arias while driving her tractor through corn and wheat fields in South Dakota found herself embarking on a blessed quest to make her dream come true in one of the greatest cities of the world.

From South Dakota to California and finally, New York, her autobiography chronicles Wolf’s growth and reveals the odyssey that tested her spirit, strengthened her faith and taught her what it means to persevere. Uplifting and unforgettable, “Ella’s Book: The Blessed Quest” is both an amazing true story of success and a triumphant testament of the unwavering human spirit.

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Ella June Whittaker Wolf dreamed of becoming an opera singer at just five years old. At age thirteen, she studied voice at the University of South Dakota. She continued her voice training in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and began singing professionally at the age of nineteen. In California, she performed the role of Gertrude in Hansel and Gretel at the College of the Pacific, Stockton.

While at Eastman School of Music, she was chosen by Luigi Silva to sing in the New York premiere of Hector Villa-Lobos’ “Bachianas Brasileiras, No. V.” In New York, Wolf studied with Madam Elda Ercole who had sung at La Scala in Milan, Italy. Her voice coach was Charles Wadsworth, the Dirctor of Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City. Wolf sang an Off-Broadway show at the Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City. At eighty six, the remarkable soprano continues to teach voice and perform solos.

Ella's Book * by Ella June Whittaker Wolf
The Blessed Quest
Publication Date: 11/7/2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 196 pages; 978-1-4797-3627-0
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 196 pages; 978-1-4797-3628-7
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-3629-4

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