Very few people knew Antonia, despite her eventual fame as La Stella di Venezia.The story lures you into the decadence of 18th century Venice, and into the passions that drive and torment its characters. Antonia develops from being Vivaldi’s star pupil into his musical colleague and the pride of Venetian music. After she falls in love with Orlando Sagredo, Antonia recognizes the emotional bondage she has never questioned.Antonia of Venice is inhabited by brilliant musicians, avaricious politicians and ineffectual rulers of the Republic of Venice. Through it all, the people and music Antonia loves take the reader into the depths of revenge and selflessness, as the story advances the timeless, feminine heroic as a powerful and equal partner to the masculine.
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I could tell you this about me… a little ditty I wrote a few years ago, and it might suffice:I am a lover of oils and potions,physics and metaphysics.I seek patterns and meaning.I create my own music and magicfrom words and sounds and silence and shapesand look for kindred soulsin the ruins of Pompeii.A little interpretation and my bio is done: The original cauldron for this distillation was Saskatchewan, a harsh province in boundless Canada. Saskatchewan still lives in my soul and my writing. I moved to Ontario, the province of plenty, when I was eighteen. Through the interval since then, my love affairs with literature, physics, music, photography, ancient history, the soul and family life have grown strong roots. I love seclusion and thrive in an environment of music, Venetian glass, gardens and historic stone buildings in Guelph and of nature’s cathedrals on the northern shores of Lake Huron. I happen to be Canadian with roots in England and France and a heart in Italy.