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The lyre of Orpheus

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The Cornish Foundation, set up with money left by the late art expert, collector, and notable eccentric Francis Cornish, must choose a worthy undertaking upon which to expend a portion of its considerable funds. It is decided that the Foundation will fund the doctoral work of one Hulda Schnakenburg, a grumpy, difficult, and extraordinarily talented music student. Her task is to complete the score of an unfinished opera by the Romantic composer E.T.A. Hoffmann. Additionally, and against all common sense, the Foundation will undertake to stage the opera, entitled Arthur of Britain or The Magnanimous Cuckold. As the production takes shape, Hoffmann's restless spirit hovers rather too close for comfort, and his dictum "The lyre of Orpheus opens the door of the underworld" proves prophetic for many a participant as their lives begin to resemble the opera's plot.
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067082416
9781483064024
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Grouping Title lyre of orpheus
Grouping Author davies robertson
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-08-24 04:18:14AM
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subject_facet Arthurian romances -- Appreciation -- Fiction, Canada -- Fiction, Didactic fiction, Opera -- Fiction
title_display The lyre of Orpheus
title_full The lyre of Orpheus / Robertson Davies, The lyre of Orpheus [electronic resource] / Robertson Davies
title_short The lyre of Orpheus
topic_facet Appreciation, Arthurian romances, Opera