Death at La Fenice - Chapters 16-17 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 16-17 Summary

In Chapter 16, Brunetti goes to see Signore Traverso, a violinist in the orchestra. They go up to one of the dressing rooms to talk. Traverso confirms that Wellauer's conducting had not been up to his past performances. Traverso had performed with Wellauer before and noticed a definite decline in Wellauer. It seemed to Traverso that Wellauer was not paying attention. Traverso also relates Wellauer smiling to himself when the second act was over, before he left.

Brunetti decides to wait in the dressing room until the performance is underway and then go to the conductor's dressing room, to see how many people come back there during the performance. While he is trying to find the woman in charge of the dressing rooms, he discovers Brett Lynch reading in one of the dressing rooms. He begins talking to her, and learns that...

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