Part I: “Midsummer Nights”, edited by Jeanette Winterson, published by Quercus, London, 2009
Take one brilliant festival – the internationally renowned Glyndebourne Festival, founded in 1934 – add one talented, British opera lover – Jeanette Winterson OBE – then kindly ask her to edit a volume of short stories, written by the most famous contemporary British writers, but whose inspiration should come from an opera of their choice. What do you get? The special collection “Midsummer Nights”, written for lovers of fiction and opera alike.
Awarded writers such as Ali Smith, Sebastian Barry, Kate Atkinson, Ruth Rendell or Alexander McCall Smith, alongside the wonderful Jeanette Winterson pen stories inspired by a chosen opera, its libretto, its music or its characters, or even an evoked mood.
Read the entire article here, in the 6th issue of OPERA Charm Magazine.0