Open to community readers, opera newbies and aficionados alike, Opera Book Club is a great way to discuss, learn, and connect with those who share the love of literature and opera. Selections will feature books with opera as a theme or character, or books that are the inspiration for an opera.
Song of the Lark by Willa Cather
Perhaps Willa Cather's most autobiographical work, The Song of the Lark charts the story of a young woman's awakening as an artist against the backdrop of the western landscape. Thea Kronborg, an aspiring singer, struggles to escape from the confines her small Colorado town to the world of possibility in the Metropolitan Opera House. In classic Cather style, The Song of the Lark is the beautiful, unforgettable story of American determination and its inextricable connection to the land.
Books can be checked out from Community Partner Omaha Public Library or purchased at The Bookworm.