Death at La Fenice Setting & Symbolism

Donna Leon
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La Fenice

La Fenice is the famous opera house in Venice where Maestro Wellauer is conducting and where he is killed.

Verdi's La Traviatta

La Traviatta is the opera that Wellauer is conducting at La Fenice when he is poisoned.

Wellauer's Coffee Cup

Maestro Wellauer is poisoned with cyanide in his coffee, and the cup is found spilled on the floor next to his dead body.

Brunetti's Notebook

Brunetti carries a notebook with him, and he opens it when questioning suspects or reporting to his superior. However, he rarely writes anything down, and his notebook is mostly blank.

Palazzo Falier

Palazzo Falier is Brunetti's wife's parents' home, an old, expensive-to-keep-up mansion on the Grand Canal in Venice.

Guidecca

Guidecca is an island in Venice, which is rundown and impoverished. Clemenza Santina lives there.

Wellauer's Datebook

Wellauer's datebook shows evidence that he has been attending fewer and fewer engagements...

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