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Music Opera

An Opera in 3 Acts Starring Gino Quilico

by (author) Connie Guzzo-McParland

translated by Athala Bisonnette

Linda Leith Publishing
Initial publish date
Sep 2022
Opera, Entertainment & Performing Arts, Composers & Musicians
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    Sep 2022
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Louis Quilico is a young singer when he meets Lina Pizzolongo, a concert pianist. A personal and musical collaboration is born that sees Louis become one of the most accomplished Verdi baritones in the world. After a turbulent youth, their son Gino follows in his father’s footsteps to become a world-renowned opera singer. His story is one of estrangement, breakdowns and, finally, triumph. Connie Guzzo-McParland writes her own aria with this real life family dynasty that takes us through the world of opera––all its high notes, tragedies and artistry intact.

About the authors

Co-director and President of Guernica Editions, Connie Guzzo-McParland has a BA in Italian Literature and a Master's degree in Creative Writing from Concordia University. Upon graduation from the Master's program, she received the David McKeen Award for creative writing for her thesis-novel, Girotondo. In 2005, an excerpt from this novel, On the Way to Halifax, translated into Italian, won second prize at the ninth edition of the Premio Letterario Cosseria in Cosseria, Italy. Her novel, The Girls of Piazza d'Amore, was published in 2013 by Linda Leith Publishing and shortlisted for the Concordia First Novel Award by the Quebec Writer's Federation. Her second novel, The Women of Saturn, was released in May 2017 by Inanna Publications, She lives in Montreal

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