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100 1  Mordden, Ethan,|d1947-|0
245 14 The Venice Adriana /|cEthan Mordden. 
250    1st ed. 
264  1 New York :|bSt. Martin's Press,|c1998. 
300    294 pages ;|c25 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
520    The Greek-American Adriana Grafanas is the greatest opera 
       singer of her age and the most famous woman in the world. 
       Her scandals, violent temperament, and self-indulgent 
       cancellations are the stuff of headlines. Now, in 1961, 
       her voice is in shreds and her combative personality is 
       exhausted. Sent to Venice to "pull together" the 
       autobiography that Adriana agreed to write, the young 
       American Mark Trigger is drawn into the world of opera and
       Adriana - the reckless press, the hangers-on, the sexy 
       actor she passionately loves, the world-famous director 
       courting her for a movie, and the gorgeous princess 
       scheming to steal her lover. While trying to write her 
       book, Mark instead discovers his own passions - men and 
       Adriana's music. What continues to elude him, however, are
       a rare - possibly mythical - bootleg tape of her Venice 
       performance in Cilea's opera Adriana Lecouvreur - the 
       legendary "Venice Adriana" - and some clear insight into 
       the woman herself. 
520 8  Cleverly drawing on the plot and characters of Cilea's 
       opera itself, Ethan Mordden summons up all the steamy 
       glamour of European cafe society. And in Adriana, he 
       brings fully to life a unique character - one who, like 
       the city of Venice itself, is arrogant, sublime, and hated
       by the world and yet is finally beloved and worshipped as 
       uniquely beautiful, a treasure of Western civilization. 
650  0 Americans|0
650  0 Sopranos (Singers)|0
650  0 Gay men|0
650  0 Opera|zItaly|0
651  0 Venice (Italy)|0
       n79018142|xSocial life and customs|y20th century|0http://|vFiction.
655  0 Musical fiction. 
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