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Orfeo's Last Act: A Novel in Two Parts

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Orfeo's Last Act: A Novel in Two Parts Synopsis

Set against the backdrop of seventeenth-century northern Italy in the Golden Age, Orfeo’s Last Act brings the magic of Mantua, Florence and Venice to vivid life.

The Gonzaga Duke objects to the violent ending of Monteverdi’s opera, Orfeo. With the help of Jewish composer, Salamone Rossi, Monteverdi supplies a new happy Act V. The original ending is lost.

In twenty-first-century Britain, amateur musician, Emilia, discovers a faded musical manuscript in an East Anglian stately home … Across the centuries, harmony and discord vie for resolution in a story which thrills and shocks.

A triumphant debut from the poet and critic, Michelene Wandor, Orfeo’s Last Act is a must read for anyone interested in historical fiction or classical music.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781910996683
Publication date: 30th June 2023
Author: Michelene Wandor
Publisher: Greenwich Exchange Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 264 pages
Primary Genre Historical Fiction
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