- 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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Christiane Karg is a young German soprano (33) with a flourishing international career, which has naturally developed from her already celebrated, distinguished work in Germany and Austria. She is the owner of a delightful voice, with crystal clear tone and easy, very warm high notes, …
Michael Grandage’s production of Mozart’s opera “Le nozze di Figaro” for Glyndebourne transports the action to the 1960s. It is a different, refreshing approach and it generally works well as far as the comedy is concerned; however, the political ideas embedded in the piece by Mozart …
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 new novel “The Dark Side of Dawn” launched yesterday on all amazon websites for the Kindle. It is the story of Vera, a thirty-something year old concert pianist who was abused and beaten by her husband. After a messy divorce and court restraining orders, …
“The Dark Side of Dawn”, my latest novel, has launched today on various amazon sites and on bn.com. Click on the cover to check it out on amazon.co.uk.
Two of my proudest moments, in the four years that I have been writing reviews of classical music and opera, have been my interviews with Jonas Kaufmann and Joyce DiDonato. Both Kaufmann and DiDonato are extraordinary singers and artists, as well as kind, down to earth, pleasant people. …
My new novel The Dark Side of Dawn! AVAILABLE SOON as an E-book. Check my two previously published novels on Amazon: “Vanished” & “Canto di Tenore“ “The Dark Side of Dawn” is a contemporary literary novel with links to historical facts. The work was inspired …
A lovely, calming CD with music by Ludovico Einaudi performed by pianist Christine Rayner. It is for a good cause and it acts like a balm on a tortured soul! Read the review and most important, buy it. You won’t regret it!