The Murder of Figaro

Susan Larson (Author)

Product Details

Savvy Press
Publish Date
July 08, 2019
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.46 inches | 0.66 pounds

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About the Author

Susan Larson has been an opera and concert singer, a private voice teacher, a professor of singing, a music writer for the Boston Globe and other publications, a stage director, a painter and an actor. She has published a novel (Sam [a pastoral], Savvy Press, 2012). She lives with her family near Boston.


The author of The Murder of Figaro is not just an accomplished soprano and wickedly witty writer; she is also exceptionally well informed about music and history, a scholar-comedienne, a detective-diva. Even if you aren't crazy about opera, Mozart, or detective fiction, you'll enjoy this book; and, if you love any of them, you'll eat it up. I found The Murder of Figaro to be suspenseful, clever, instructive and lots of fun; what's more, I'd bet that Mozart and Da Ponte would think so, too. -Robert Wexelblatt, author of Hsi-wei Tales, Life in the Temperate Zone, and others

"Never fret about singers, my dear," Lorenzo da Ponte advises Mozart, the Sam Spade of Susan Larson's high tessitura operatic mystery-comedy The Murder of Figaro. And who would know better about Mozart and opera than a diva who has sung leading roles in some of the most memorable Mozart productions of our time--a diva, not incidentally, with a wicked sense of humor, a delicious way with words, and a deep understanding of history and human nature. -Lloyd Schwartz, poet laureate of Somerville, Massachusetts and Pulitzer Prize-winning critic