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Opera in fiction

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message 1: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten  (kmcripn) Have you noticed opera showing up in fiction?

Inspector Morse loves opera and now I'm reading a new detective series set in Botswana

A Carrion Death A Carrion Death (Detective Kubu, #1) by Michael Stanley

The detective in this series loves opera and fancies himself a good baritone. In the first chapter, he listens to The Magic Flute on a 3 hour drive. He sings along with Papagano.

Any one else know of a book where opera shows up?

message 2: by Mary Anne (new)

Mary Anne | 13 comments Well, the obvious one is Bel Canto by Ann Patchett, which is a terrific book.
Thanks for posting about this one Kirsten.

message 3: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten  (kmcripn) Oh, I loved that book, Mary Anne!

message 4: by Vincent (new)

Vincent LoCoco | 4 comments Just wanted to let you know about my novel, Tempesta's Dream - a coming of age story about an aspiring opera singer growing up in Milan. Here is a link to the novel at Amazon.


It is currently the No. 1 bestselling book with an opera theme. At least for today - but that sure changes fast.

message 5: by Jenna (new)

Jenna | 82 comments Mod
Novel about Caruso a few years ago. Tenor in love?

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