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Arizona Opera Book Club

Opera is all about telling compelling stories through music. Most of the stories you see on stage are inspired by great literary works, historical events, legendary people, or better yet, current issues. Opera Book Club uses on-stage works as a jumping off point to read, discover, and discuss all of the above, and provides added context to enhance your experience in the theater.

Most Opera Book Club meetings take place at Changing Hands Book store, where you can enjoy a nice glass of your favorite beverage from First Draft Book Bar, and often incorporate a guest speaker to give added insight into the topic of the evening. In the 2019/2020 season, we are excited to discuss the following books:

Loving Frank by Nancy Horan

Fellow Travelers by Thomas Mallon

Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution by Linda Hirshman

Scènes de la vie de bohème by Henri Murger

The Rainbow Trail (sequel to Riders of the Purple Sage) by Zane Grey

A Working Friendship: The correspondence between Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal introduction by Edward Sackville-West

and Composers of the Nazi Era: Eight Portraits by Michael H. Kater