Book: The Summer of the Rosenkavalier by Carole Kulikowski
categories: Book, Literary Fiction, Humor, Romance, Chick Lit, Classical Music, European Settings, Opera
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Carole Kulikowski about this book: The novel is a satire about the opera world. I have always been surprised that a humorous novel has not been written about the opera world. I think it would appeal to an audience that likes fiction/humor, plus it is educationally "lite" - in the sense that it is informative but not intimidating or dull - about the classical music world. The opera singer, Anna Trent, is performing Der Rosenkavalier at European music festivals, and the action and tone of the novel is interwoven with the action of the opera. The humor of both range from dark to farce, but both deal with serious themes such as aging, infidelities, family dramas.
The novel follows the Anna's career from her garage band days in 1960's Kansas to the present day opera stages of Europe; and the humorous escapades of the Trent entourage: her philandering English husband, her neglected daughter, a devious au pair, feuding international colleagues and the young American conductor with whom she is conducting her first guilty affair.
I am an artist represented by Ceres Gallery in New York City and I created the cover of the novel.
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