Intrigue at the Grand Opera by Carolyn Keene
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I am beginning a homeschool unit on Opera with my granddaughter and I picked this to perhaps pique her interest. I found it to be perfect in that respect. Nancy Drew's friend Bess has a chorus role in the three operas the American Opera Company are performing, but strange things begin to happen and the director encourages Nancy to join the chorus as a cover for some sleuthing. As a mystery for its target audience, I think it is quite good.
There is actually quite a bit of information about the 3 operas and how opera companies work, including some prima-donna behavior which becomes part of the plot. There is a rivalry between the older opera star who is getting ready to pass her peak and the younger, and somewhat ill mannered diva.
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