- BiographyM G da Mota, which is the name that the author uses for fiction, is a variation of her real name: Margarida Mota-Bull. This nom de plume is a kind of modest tribute to her parents, as in Portugal (her native country) children are given both their parents’ surnames. So the G stands for her mother’s surname and da Mota is her father’s. M G da Mota’s novels are not only entertaining when one needs to relax and escape from one’s daily worries, but are also informative: If you like to learn about opera and classical music, past and present, in an enjoyable, original way; then M G da Mota’s work is definitely for you. She has a deep affection for opera because the human voice is a beautiful instrument and opera singers take it to another level. M G da Mota likes all voice types but her favourite is the tenor’s voice, which is why she chose it as the subject of her novel Canto di Tenore. M G da Mota has dual nationality: British and Portuguese. She gained a Masters Degree in Modern Languages and Literature in her native country of Portugal and is fluent in four languages.…
- Music Reviews / Artists’ InterviewsMargarida Mota Bull writes regular reviews of classical music CDs, DVDs, books and live concerts for an international, distinguished classical music magazine on the web: MusicWeb International. She also conducts interviews with notable people in the world of classical music and opera, such as Americans Joyce DiDonato and Lawrence Brownlee.
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My latest novel, The Dark Side of Dawn, received a glowing review from Robert Beattie of MusicWeb International. You can click here to read it or on one of the pictures.
So starts the 5* Review that my last published novel “The Dark Side of Dawn“ received on Amazon UK. Very satisfying to get such praise. Yeaaaaaaaaaah! It put a (big!) smile on my face. Can you tell I’m happy?
My new novel “The Dark Side of Dawn” received the first 5 Star Review on Amazon.com. Click here or on the book cover to read it or buy it. Available also on amazon.co.uk or Barnes & Noble.
My novel “Vanished” received a great review on Amazon UK. I felt very proud. A sincere thank you to all the ones reading my books, my reviews and interviews. Check what a reader said about “Vanished” and if you like it, you can buy the book for …
My novel “Canto di Tenore” has received raving reviews from happy readers both at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. Click on the links to read them all or buy the book, if you are intrigued! American Amazon and British Amazon. Enjoy!
Verdi’s great opera Rigoletto was inspired by Victor Hugo’s play Le Roi s’amuse (The King amuses himself). Francisco Maria Piave based the libretto he wrote for Verdi’s opera in this play with a few small changes: the location moved from Paris to Mantua; the King became the Duke; …
A friend who read my novel “Canto di Tenore” before it was published, told me: “It is really a great escape from the sad moments of life! I loved it!” Other people shared his opinion. Check Rachel Anderson’s article here.
Last week a really good article, entitled “19th Century Opera Inspires Modern Day Romance Novel“, was published on Yahoo about my book “Canto di Tenore”. Rachel Anderson, who wrote it, also interviewed me and told me that she enjoyed the novel very much. She said: “I’ve …