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Tartarin: The Opera That Never Was

Much is made in The Heat of the Sun of a Puccini opera called Tartarin. This opera does not exist. Why mention it? My narrator, on the second page of the preface he calls the “Overture,” writes: “The opera, you will recall, is based on a novel by Alphonse Daudet. In the figure of Tartarin,…
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The Heat of the Sun: The Music

There are many references to music in The Heat of the Sun, and we’ve put together a playlist on Spotify so you can listen to it yourself. We couldn’t find it all. Some of the music is imaginary, notably Puccini’s Tartarin, the opera based on Alphonse Daudet’s 1872 novel Tartarin de Tarascon, a project the…
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