Opera Reads Book Club

You are invited to join Piedmont Opera’s new book club, Opera Reads, for our inaugural season. Get to know our Fall opera’s title character, Mary Stuart, through our first Opera Reads selection,Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles, a best-selling historical novel by Margaret George. 

We’ll kick things off on September 7, 2019, by meeting for snacks and conversation at the Piedmont Opera house, before attending a presentation by the author herself at the Bookmarks Festival of Books & Authors.

As an Opera Reads member, you’ll receive invitations to events throughout the season, including a book discussion hosted at a private home on the evening of Wednesday, October 9. We’ll wrap up the season with a group dinner at a downtown restaurant before Piedmont Opera’s final performance of Donizetti’s Mary, Queen of Scots (Maria Stuarda) on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. Click here for more info.

Please RSVP for our kick-off event by Monday, September 2, as space is limited. For more information, please contact Director of Advancement & Community Engagement Jenny Scholl at 336.725.7101 or jscholl@piedmontopera.org.

Opera Reads Kick-off: Saturday, September 7, 2019, 11:00-11:45 AM - Piedmont Opera (636 Holly Ave NW, Winston-Salem, NC 27101)

Author Presentation: Saturday, September 7, 2019, 12:15 – 1:00 PM - Mountcastle Forum, Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts (251 N. Spruce Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101)

You may purchase Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles at the Bookmarks store or website here. To receive a 20% discount on our book club selection, be sure to mention that you are a member of Opera Reads or, if ordering online, use coupon code 20OFFOPERA.  

Mary Queen of Scotland and The Isles: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312155858
Availability: Order Processes in 1-5 Days Depending on Store Stock
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - April 15th, 1997

Margaret George's exhaustively researched novel skillfully weaves both historical fact and plausible fiction in bringing the story of Mary Queen of Scots to life.

She was a child crowned a queen....
A sinner hailed as a saint....
A lover denounced as a whore...
A woman murdered for her dreams...