For Tor.com, Modesitt tagged "five books with startling twists on history and myth, but twists presented in a different way each time," including:
Mozart’s Blood by Louise MarleyRead about another entry on the list.
Just how can that soprano know exactly how Mozart wanted the aria sung?
Olivia Voss sings Mozart as if she had composed the arias she performs—as had Teresa Saporiti, Helene Singher, and Vivian Anderson. Olivia remembers all of those performances, and others, especially the one in San Francisco in 1906, the night before the great earthquake. But how is this possible? Opera singer Louise Marley blends a true-to-life depiction of the life of Teresa Saporiti, the soprano who was in fact Mozart’s first Donna Anna, with a dark picture of just how this might have come to happen… and what—and who—lies behind the opera curtains. As a bonus, the technical accuracy of the history and of opera that Marley presents is stunning.