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La Morte di Casanova

Today being June 4, the date of Casanova’s death, it seemed like the perfect time to post this. Apparently there is some controversy about Casanova’s death, that he didn’t actually die on June 4, 1798. I reached out to Pablo … Continue reading

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Meeting Marco

You can’t find him on Wikipedia. I guess you just have to go to his house. So I got on an airplane and flew for 11 hours then took a train and a taxi and ended up at the house of … Continue reading

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Casanova the Noun

OED entry: “Used allusively of a man whose amorous activities resemble those of Casanova.” Merriam Webster: “Lover, especially : a man who is a promiscuous and unscrupulous lover.” A while back I had a book promotion event and someone in the audience had a … Continue reading

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The Giacomo Variations

Have you heard about this one? Sometimes I’m so surprised that here I am, a Casanova researcher, and in the last couple years of research, The Giacomo Variations never came across my screen! How did I miss an opera that’s … Continue reading

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