The Queen's Soprano by Carol Dines

Alexander

Summary

Seventeen-year-old Angelica Voglia has the voice of an angel. But in seventeenth-century Rome, the pope has forbidden women to sing in public. To make matters worse, her controlling mother is determined to marry her off to a wealthy nobleman, even though Angelica is in love with a poor French artist. Angelica's only hope to sing before an audience—and escape a forced marriage—is to flee to Queen Christina's court, where she will become the queen's soprano. But she soon discovers that the palace walls are not completely secure . . . and her freedom will require even greater sacrifice than she imagined.

Main Characters

  1. Angelica Voglia - Loves to sing; can only do it at home; mother is trying to marry her off; in love with a French artist; tries to escape to Queen Christina's court


  2. Mother of Angelica- Who always says to be careful about singing in public.


  3. Bianca- Angelica’s sister.


  4. Pope Innocent XI: Becomes too powerful


  5. Queen Christina of Sweden: equally powerful


Wednesday, June 18th 160 at 12am to Friday, June 18th 1700 at 11:45pm

Rome, Italy

Lazio

Conflict*:

The pope has forbidden women to sing in public.*external

Genre: Juvenile Fiction


Setting: Rome during the seventeenth century