Author Archives: Nupur Tustin

When Murder Strikes. . .

The Kapellmeister must don the role of Kapell-detective yet again

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Where did the Operas Go? The Case Against Giovanni Artusi

Seven of the ten operas the great master of opera, Claudio Monteverdi, composed have never been found. How did they come to be lost? We don’t know. But without the composer’s correspondence, their existence would never have been known. What … Continue reading

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Haydn and the Lost Operas of Monteverdi

On a twilight evening in October 1613, Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) was set upon by a band of thugs on the road from Mantua to Venice. I was researching the Haydn Mysteries when I came upon that tidbit, and I was … Continue reading

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New Release: The Baker’s Boy: A Young Haydn Story

I’m excited to let you know that Day of the Dark, the anthology that includes my young Haydn story, “A Baker’s Boy,” along with 23 other fantastic stories, is finally available. Set in Vienna, the story is in many ways … Continue reading

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