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Chappaqua Library Hosts Pace Alumnus, Ex-TV Exec Danish

Peter Danish, author of "The Tenor," will appear Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Chappaqua Library.
Peter Danish, author of "The Tenor," will appear Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Chappaqua Library. Photo Credit: Contributed

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Peter Danish, a Pace University alumnus who is a former television executive and the author of the new book "The Tenor," will be speak and sign books at the Chappaqua Public Library on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 3 p.m. 

At the event, there will be a reading of selections from the book and a performance by opera singers of several arias that figure prominently in the story, followed by a Q&A and a book signing.

Danish is the classical music editor-in-chief for, the classical music site of, covering the classical music scene and performances in and around New York City and reviewing the latest classical music releases. A former TV executive for more than two decades, he is also the president of the Danish Media Group. 

Born in New Jersey, Peter has called Nyack his home for nearly a quarter-century. Before living in Nyack, he lived in White Plains, where he attended Pace University. 

After two decades in the TV industry writing for other people, Danish decided to write his first novel. The result was his first novel, "The Tenor," for Pegasus Books USA.

"The Tenor" is a tale of historical fiction in the style of Ann Patchett’s “Bel Canto” and Luis de Burniere’s “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.”

It moves from Pino Vaggi’s youth in pre-war Italy, to his coming of age as a soldier in war-torn Greece, before ending in a surprise finale at Maria Callas’ historic final performance ever on the stage of New York’s Metropolitan Opera House in 1965.

"The Tenor" springs forth from the tales, anecdotes, myths and legends that the author learned from several of Maria Callas’ personal friends and from nearly a dozen trips to Italy and Greece to research the subject.

To order the "The Tenor," visit