Interrupted Aria

Interrupted Aria Review

The dazzling city on the lagoon is sailing toward the ruin of her maritime empire, determined to go down in a maelstrom of pleasure, music, and masquerade.
Venice, 1731. Opera is the popular entertainment of the day and the castrati are its reigning divas. Tito Amato, mutilated as a boy to preserve his enchanting soprano voice, returns to the city of his birth with his friend Felice, a castrato whose voice has failed.
Disaster strikes Tito's opera premier when the singer loses one beloved friend to poison and another to unjust accusation and arrest. Alarmed that the merchant-aristocrat who owns the theater is pressing the authorities to close the case, Tito races the executioner to find the real killer. The possible suspects could people the cast of one of his operas: a libertine nobleman and his spurned wife, a jealous soprano, an ambitious composer, and a patrician family bent on the theater's ruin.
With carnival gaiety swirling around him and rousing Venetian passions to an ominous crescendo, Tito finds that the most astonishing secrets lurk behind the masks of his own family and friends.

Title:Interrupted Aria
Edition Language:English

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  • Simon

    The writing in this historical genre mystery is competent but unexceptional. However, its plot was well structured, the characters were well portrayed and three-dimensional and the plot was good....

  • Jack Heath

    Synopsis: Venice in 1731. The opera reigns. Tito, a castrato, makes his premier but disaster strikes. One friend is poisoned and another accused....

  • Darlene Williams

    Tito Amata and his friend, Felice, are returning to Venice for the first time in 8 years. Tito is destined for a brilliant careeer as a castrato singer in the opera houses of Venice. Felice is not qui...

  • FicusFan

    This is an historical mystery, set in Venice in the 1730s. The main character is a castrato, a young man who was deliberately castrated when he was young to insure his voice would stay high and pure.I...

  • Kagama-the Literaturevixen

    Tito Amato and his friend Felice are returning to his place of birth,the city of Venice after finishing his training as a singer and his feelings on seeing his old home are mixed. He is different from...

  • Zoe

    This was recommended by a friend who loves historical mysteries, and she has an attention to detail. I'm not crazy about the amoral time in 18th century venice that is presented here, but this was a t...

  • Eileen

    The first book in a really fun series. Myers's research is exhaustive and it shows without dragging down the plot. These are great to get into if you enjoyed Cry to Heaven and would like to see a less...

  • Bkwyrm

    Couldn't hold my interest - well written, but very slow moving....

  • Jennifer Dudley

    A wonderful introduction to the living in the world as a Castrati! I am hooked. Many things to say, but...I am a mezzo-soprano opera singer being lured into the world of jazz standards/and the miracle...

  • Marsha

    This is an informed, exciting and vivid mystery set in Venice and the world of opera in the 18th Century. Well written and well researched. ...