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Official Launch of Tonia Evans Cianciulli’s “The Heart’s Obsession”

September 6, 2019

Please join us for the official launch of The Heart’s Obsession, by Tonia Evans Cianciulli Soprano/Author & Calvin D. Evans, at Chapters St. John’s on Friday, September 6, from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

A standing ovation for Newfoundland’s international superstar opera singer, The Heart’s Obsession celebrates the historical ripple effect of one woman’s voice—Georgina Ann Stirling—and brings her astounding legacy into the twenty-first century. Forging a musical journey from across the surging sea of Twillingate, this heroine conquered the hearts of audiences through Europe, the United States, and beyond. This is the definitive biography of Georgina Stirling.

The story of Georgina Stirling, who was also known as “Marie Toulinguet” and “The Nightingale of the North,” is one of proud heritage and love of family, as well as adventure and tragedy. The authors take us on a thrilling journey to experience the love and loss that “Georgie” must have felt during the years of her meteoric rise to fame. Calvin D. Evans separates fact from fiction as he examines the trail of documents and artifacts left behind that tell the story of Georgina’s life, while Newfoundland-born soprano Tonia Evans Cianciulli offers unique insight into the challenges faced by professional opera singers, both today and back in Georgina’s time.

The book will be available for purchase. The authors will also be available to sign copies of the book. There will be light refreshments. For more information, please contact Flanker Press at 709 739 4477 ext. 24 ( toll free 1 866 739 4420 ext 24 ).

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Times and Locations

September 6, 2019

9:00 pm

Chapters, St. John's