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Mort a La Fenice (1992)

de Donna Leon

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Sèrie: Commissario Brunetti (1)

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When renowned opera conductor Helmut Wellauer is found dead in his dressing room, the victim of cyanide poisoning, Guido Brunetti, the Vice Commissario of the Venice police, must sift through several suspects.
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    The Fallen Angel de David Hewson (bookmomo)
    bookmomo: Leon is more atmospherical, more into Italy. In Hewson one finds more action and flashiness.
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    Mort en un país estrany de Donna Leon (Smiler69)
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Contemporary murder mystery set in Venice. A bit simplistic at times but lots of Italian flavour and better than the average pot boiler. Gently recommended. ( )
  Matt_B | May 31, 2022 |
A delight for Venice lovers, this police procedural moves slowly to its conclusion in a solidly methodical manner. Our Comissario Brunetti observes everyone and stays above the fray while detecting, right up till the very end. Not the most exciting crime novels, the author writes about the intelligentsia and artworld in a dispassionate manner. ( )
  Zumbanista | Apr 21, 2022 |
This was the first Donna Leon book I’ve read and I really enjoyed it. A classically styled murder mystery, with a methodical Venetian police officer (Guido Brunetti) investigating the murder of a famous conductor, this is never flashy and relies instead on solid writing and a well conceived and revealed denouement to keep the reader hooked. The means of death are established right from the start and the investigation turns on Brunetti’s interviewing of the various people in the victim’s life, many of whom had a reason to wish him harm. Leon has a very deft touch and Brunetti is a wonderful creation -measured, sensitive and determined to solve the crime despite the politics whirling around him which leave him slightly downtrodden at times. Unlike many fictional detectives he’s no misanthrope, often looking for the best in people rather than the worst, and happily married with a peaceful home life. He and Leon lead the reader through an extremely enjoyable mystery that kept me guessing right to the end. ( )
  whatmeworry | Apr 9, 2022 |
Primer libro que leo de Donna Leon y me ha gustado bastante, no creo que tarde mucho en leer otro de esta autora. ( )
  EstanisGM | Mar 1, 2022 |
Death at the Venice Opera
Review of the Harper Perennial paperback edition (2004) of the Harper Collins hardcover original "Death at La Fenice: A Novel of Suspense" (1992)

[A 5 for me because of the classical music background, a 4 for most others I think]
I was recently introduced to the Commissario Brunetti series thanks to a loan from my friend Karan's collection of the most recent (#30) book Transient Desires (2021). I enjoyed it especially for the Venice atmosphere created by writer Donna Leon, who lived in the city for 30 years until retiring recently to a small village in Switzerland.

The character of Commissario (Detective Inspector) Brunetti was also a comforting opposite to the now cliched tormented detective trope. Brunetti has a loving family and often makes it home for lunch and dinner with his wife Paola (who is a University lecturer in literature, as writer Leon herself was in real life) and teenage children. The conversations at home often have an indirect parallel to what is going on in the current case.

See photograph at https://cdn2.civitatis.com/italia/venecia/galeria/header/teatro-la-feniche-facha...
The front facade of the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Italy. Image sourced from IntroducingVenice.com

Death at La Fenice is more of standard detective case than some of the later Brunetti books that I've read. The death of a major orchestra/opera conductor occurs in the first chapter and then the investigation takes the standard course of interviews and revelations. Classical music buffs will recognize that there are some aspects in the life of the fictional conductor Helmut Wellauer which are borrowed from the real life Herbert Von Karajan (1908-1989). These are Germanic background, the slightly shady Nazi-tinged past, the eminence in the conducting field and the young wife. The fictional version has managed to antagonize many in the classical music business over time, so there is no lack of suspects.

I did manage to guess one of the aspects to the solution fairly early in the book, but still did not see the final twist coming. So well done Donna Leon! I am definitely continuing with the Brunetti series, hopefully in as close to chronological order as I can depending on the source availability.

Trivia and Links
There is a really fascinating interview with author Donna Leon at ItalianMysteries.Com even if it was done 18 years ago. She discusses all sorts of background to the books and characters and also gives the reason that she won't allow the books to be translated into Italian (and it wasn't because she feared criticism by her neighbours in Venice).

Although it was the 1st book, Death at La Fenice was filmed as the 5th episode "Donna Leon - Venezianisches Finale" (Venetian Finale) (2003) of the German language TV series (2000-2019) based on the Donna Leon / Commissario Brunetti series. There is a German language trailer for the DVD releases which contains some scenes which are obviously from the Death at La Fenice episode, i.e. opera stage, dressing rooms. That trailer is available on YouTube here.

An English language summary of the German language Brunetti series is available at http://www.fictionalcities.co.uk/brunettitv.htm (Spoilers Obviously). As explained in the above interview, the TV-series was German as the books took off in popularity the most in the German speaking countries of Europe as Leon's publishing agent was Swiss-German and knew that market the best. ( )
  alanteder | Sep 27, 2021 |
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Ah, signor, son rea di morte
E la morte io sol vi chiedo;
Il mio fallo tardi vedo;
Con quel ferro un sen ferite
Che non merita pietà!

Ach, Herr, ich hab' den Tod verdient,
Und ich bitte Euch nur um den Tod;
Ich erkenne spät mein Vergehen;
Stoßt dieses Schwert in mein Herz,
Das kein Mitleid verdient!

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