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AZO Book Club

Arizona Opera’s Book Club (not to be confused with Oprah’s Book Club) is a great way to share the love of literature and opera! This is a wonderful way to meet fellow audience members and discuss, learn, and connect.

Membership

Membership for the 2016/17 season is free, but you do need to sign up to receive updates and information regarding book club events. Individual events outside of regular book club meetings may have a registration fee.

Meeting Dates

CHECK OUT THE MASTER CALENDAR ON THE HOMEPAGE OF AZOPERA.ORG FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT ALL EVENTS!

tucson

February 23, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. @ Antigone Books : Riders of the Purple Sage 
March 31, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. @ Tucson Jewish Community Center: The Queen of the Night

Phoenix

February 27, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. @ Changing Hands PHX: Riders of the Purple Sage
April 3, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. @ Changing Hands PHX: The Queen of the Night
 

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Book Selections

The Rest Is Noise
by Alex Ross

In this sweeping and dramatic narrative, Alex Ross, music critic for The New Yorker, weaves together the histories of the twentieth century and its music, from Vienna before the First World War to Paris in the twenties; from Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia to downtown New York in the sixties and seventies up to the present.

 

The Inner Voice: The Making of a Singer 
by Renée Fleming

The star of the Metropolitan Opera's recent revival of Dvorak's Rusalka, soprano Renée Fleming brings a consummately beautiful voice, striking interpretive talents, and compelling artistry to bear on performances that have captivated audiences in opera houses and recital halls throughout the world. In The Inner Voice—a book that is the story of her own artistic development and the “autobiography” of her voice—this great performer presents a unique and privileged look at the making of a singer and offers hard-won, practical advice to aspiring performance artists everywhere.

 

Butterfly's Child 
by Angela Davis-Gardner

When three-year-old Benji is plucked from the security of his home in Nagasaki to live with his American father, Lt. Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton, and stepmother, Kate, on their farm in Illinois, the family conceals Benji’s true identity as a child born from a liaison between an officer and a geisha—and instead tells everyone that he is an orphan. When the truth surfaces, it will splinter this family’s fragile dynamic and send Benji on the journey of a lifetime.

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Upcoming Book Club Events

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