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.
Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russel
Includes the short story Proving Up, the inspiration for the Opera Omaha world premiere of Proving Up by Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek. A magical and uniquely daring collection of stories that showcases the author’s gifts at their inimitable best. That Russell smuggles the heftiest of topics – mortality, hope, regret – into stories so wildly fun and full of suspense is a magic trick to rival anything that happens in her fantastical worlds.
Books can be checked out from Community Partner Omaha Public Library or purchased at The Bookworm.