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Howard Jay Smith

Howard Jay Smith is the author of Beethoven In Love; Opus 139 and Meeting Mozart: From the Secret Diaries of Lorenzo Da Ponte, a novel inspired by that missing section of Da Ponte’s memoirs. Smith serves on the board of directors of the Santa Barbara Symphony and is a member of the American Beethoven Society. He is currently at work on a new novel about Giuseppe Verdi, to be titled Verdi & Violetta, A Love Story.

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Lorenzo Da Ponte was a Jewish-born Catholic priest who wrote libretti for Mozart and eventually helped open the first opera house in New York.