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Vienna Nocturne: A Novel



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Author
Shotwell, Vivien
Descriptors
Biographical Fiction
First Novels
Historical Fiction-European
Love Affairs
Musicians
Opera
Location/Setting:
Vienna
Time Period:
18th Century
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Summary
The novel is loosely based on the life of English-born soprano Anna Storace. To further her training and career, the family moves to Italy and then later to Austria. Anna has an affair with Francesco Benucci and becomes pregnant. In order to save face she marries violinist John Fisher who quickly becomes very abusive. That scandal becomes public and John is banished from Vienna by Emperor Joseph II. In the novel Anna also has an affair with Wolfgang Mozart, who creates the role of Susanna for her in "The Marriage of Figaro".
Critique
Classically trained singer/author Vivien Shotwell's story will appeal to opera lovers and lovers of historical fiction.
ISBN
9780345536372
  iBistro
# of Pages
304
Published
2014
Formats
Reviewer's Initials: ED


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