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And I’ll tell you how that opera is Greek….
04 29 2016

And I’ll tell you how that opera is Greek….

So, in anticipation of seeing the Met Live in HD of Elektra, I wanted to do a little reading up to give me some background.But, unexpectedly, I found a lot of opera plots woven in there! Here goes… Source: WikipediaOnce upon a time, Greeks went to…

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World Book Day
03 03 2016

World Book Day

You may have heard that World Book Day is this week! (March 3) So, I was wondering … what books have you read that relate to being an opera lover? Here’s some of mine:Malory’s Morte d’Arthur (Wagner’s Parsifal) I think I was maybe 11 when I…

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Design Notes: The Dialogues of the Carmelites
02 25 2016

Design Notes: The Dialogues of the Carmelites

Sometimes, there are operas you don’t really care to know anything about.  Dialogues of the Carmelites. A bunch of nuns. Yep, I’m SO not interested in that after 12 years of Catholic school. I’m over nuns.Of course, at that point I didn’t k…

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Make Opera Your Valentine 2016
02 10 2016

Make Opera Your Valentine 2016

It’s our fourth annual challenge to “Make Opera Your Valentine” At Opera Bracelets we say our product is for fun loving, passionate opera fans. As such, I encourage you this Valentine’s Day to share a favorite opera love aria, moment or duet on…

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01 15 2016

Inspired by... Bizet's The Pearl Fishers

When someone first requested The Pearl Fishers as a bracelet subject, it was a little challenging. Obviously, the shell with pearl was a given and that there would be lots of pearl seed beads. But what about the rest?It’s a love story but not a no…

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Telling the story of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
11 12 2015

Telling the story of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

It was summer 2014, when my husband Andrew and a friend of ours came up with the idea that there should be a Wizard of Oz Bracelet after a connection on Facebook mentioned it in passing. So, I got right to work reading L. Frank Baum's classic no…

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