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The Figaro Murders, Laura Lebow

Label
The Figaro Murders
Title
The Figaro Murders
Statement of responsibility
Laura Lebow
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1786 Vienna, Lorenzo Da Ponte is the court librettist for the Italian Theatre during the height of the enlightened reign of Emperor Joseph II. This exalted position doesn't mean he's particularly well paid, or even out of reach of the endless intrigues of the opera world. In fact, far from it. One morning, Da Ponte stops off at his barber, only to find the man being taken away to debtor's prison. Da Ponte impetuously agrees to carry a message to his barber's fiancee and try to help her set him free, even though he's facing pressures of his own. He's got one week to finish the libretto for The Marriage of Figaro for Mozart before the opera is premiered for the Emperor himself. Da Ponte visits the house where the barber's fiancee works--the home of a nobleman, high in the Vienna's diplomatic circles--and then returns to his own apartments, only to be dragged from his rooms in the middle of the night. It seems the young protege; of the diplomat was killed right about the time Da Ponte was visiting, and he happens to be their main suspect. Now he's given a choice--go undercover into the household and uncover the murderer, or be hanged for the crime himself. Brilliantly recreating the cultural world of late 18th century Vienna, the epicentre of the Enlightenment, Lebow brings to life some of the most famous figures of music, theatre, and politics"--
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Summary
"In 1786 Vienna, Lorenzo Da Ponte is the court librettist for the Italian Theatre during the height of the enlightened reign of Emperor Joseph II. This exalted position doesn't mean he's particularly well paid, or even out of reach of the endless intrigues of the opera world. In fact, far from it. One morning, Da Ponte stops off at his barber, only to find the man being taken away to debtor's prison. Da Ponte impetuously agrees to carry a message to his barber's fiance;e and try to help her set him free, even though he's facing pressures of his own. He's got one week to finish the libretto for The Marriage of Figaro for Mozart before the opera is premiered for the Emperor himself. Da Ponte visits the house where the barber's fiance;e works--the home ofa nobleman, high in the Vienna's diplomatic circles--and then returns to his own apartments, only to be dragged from his rooms in the middle of the night. It seems the young prote;ge; of the diplomat was killed right about the time Da Ponte was visiting,and he happens to be their main suspect. Now he's given a choice--go undercover into the household and uncover the murderer, or be hanged for the crime himself. Brilliantly recreating the cultural world of late 18th century Vienna, the epicenter of the Enlightenment, Lebow brings to life some of the most famous figures of music, theatre, and politics"--
Theme
Storyline
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10390073
Cataloging source
ZPJ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lebow, Laura
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Lorenzo Da Ponte novels
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Opera
  • Murder
  • Vienna (Austria)
  • Austria
Target audience
adult
Label
The Figaro Murders, Laura Lebow
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/510/9781250053510/image/lgcover.9781250053510.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054465821
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9781250053510
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014040987
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)869770620
Label
The Figaro Murders, Laura Lebow
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/510/9781250053510/image/lgcover.9781250053510.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054465821
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9781250053510
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014040987
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)869770620

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