Midsummer Nights: Tales from the Opera:

Midsummer Nights: Tales from the Opera: : with Kate Atkinson, Sebastian Barry, Ali Smith & more

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In celebration of the Glyndebourne Festival, Jeanette Winterson has brought together some of the best loved and most critically acclaimed authors writing today to pen stories inspired by opera. Includes an introduction by Jeanette Winterson, Alexander McCall Smith on Cosi Fan Tutte, Ali Smith on Fidelio, Andrew Motion on Peter Grimes, Andrew O'Hagan on Eugene Onegin, Anne Enright on La Boheme, Antonia Fraser on The Marriage of Figaro, Colm Toibin on Pearl Fishers, Jackie Kay on The Makropulos Affair, Joanna Trollope on L'Elisir d'Amore, Julie Myerson on Ariadne auf Naxos, Jeanette Winterson on La Fanciulla del West, Kate Atkinson on La Traviata, Kate Mosse on Pelleas et Melisande, Lynne Truss on The Turn of the Screw, Marina Warner on Dido and Aeneas, Paul Bailey on The Makropulos Affair, Posy Simmonds, 'Midsummer Night at Glyndebourne', Ruth Rendell on Theodora, Sebastian Barry on Natoma, Toby Litt on Don Giovanni.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 148 x 200 x 21mm | 240g
  • Riverrun
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1849161836
  • 9781849161831
  • 441,328

Table of contents

Introduction: Jeanette Winterson. First Lady of Song: Jackie Kay. Fidelio and Bess: Ali Smith. Freedom: Sebastian Barry. To Die For: Kate Atkinson. The Growler: Julie Myerson. The Ghost: Toby Litt. Nemo: Joanna Trollope. The Pearl Fishers: Colm Toibin. Key Note: Anne Enright. First Snow: Andrew O'Hagan. Goldrush Girl: Jeanette Winterson. The Martyr: Ruth Rendell. String and Air: Lynne Truss. The Empty Seat: Paul Bailey. My Lovely Countess: Antonia Fraser. La Fille de Melisande: Kate Mosse. Now the Great Bear: Andrew Motion. Forget My Fate: Marina Warner. The Albanians: Alexander McCall Smith. Notes on the Operas: Margaret Reynolds. About Glyndebourne. Notes on the Contributors.
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Review quote

Winterson's stellar cast delivers plenty of incident as well as atmosphere to power this upbeat collection * Financial Times * Soars to some hugely enjoyable climaxes * Irish Times * Wonderfully innovative, creative and fun * The Times * Offers a glimpse of how the inspirational and the creative juices interact * Spectator * 'Winterson's stellar cast delivers plenty of incident as well as atmosphere to power this upbeat collection' Financial Times. * Financial Times * 'Soars to some hugely enjoyable climaxes' Irish Times. * Irish Times * 'Offers a glimpse of how the inspirational and the creative juices interact' Spectator. * Spectator * 'Wonderfully innovative, creative and fun' The Times * The Times *
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About Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson's first novel, Oranges are Not the Only Fruit, won the Whitbread Prize for Best First Novel. Since then she has written eight other novels, including The Passion and been published in 32 countries, as well as adapting her work for TV, film and stage. She lives in Gloucestershire and London. Jeanette Winterson's first novel, Oranges are Not the Only Fruit, won the Whitbread Prize for Best First Novel. Since then she has written eight other novels, including The Passion and been published in 32 countries, as well as adapting her work for TV, film and stage. She lives in Gloucestershire and London. Jeanette Winterson's first novel, Oranges are Not the Only Fruit, won the Whitbread Prize for Best First Novel. Since then she has written eight other novels, including The Passion and been published in 32 countries, as well as adapting her work for TV, film and stage. She lives in Gloucestershire and London.
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