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Making beads with molten glass!
03 12 2019

Making beads with molten glass!

Recently I had the opportunity to take a class on making glass beads! (The class was held at Studio 34 with instructor Marilynne Lipschutz- Click here to visit their site!)It was fascinating to see the process of creating something I so regularly u…

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World Book Day - Opera Style
03 08 2019

World Book Day - Opera Style

You may have heard that World Book Day is this week! So, I was wondering… what books have you read that connect to your opera journey?Most of these are easily found for free on Ibooks (There is so much available for free that I rarely buy books- m…

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Celebrating Opera Women
03 05 2019

Celebrating Opera Women

I'm thinking about opera women for International Women's Day and Women's History Month...Now it must be said that some of our favorite opera characters make some very bad choices. If they did not, they wouldn’t be writing an opera about it! Role mo…

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Design notes: The Voice on the Record
02 28 2019

Design notes: The Voice on the Record

Alison contacted me in autumn 2018. She had just received her first official individual opera role and was so excited. The role was small, but she had always told herself that when she reached this milestone she wanted to commission a special Oper…

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Exploring the 2019-2020 Live in HD Season
02 22 2019

Exploring the 2019-2020 Live in HD Season

This week the Metropolitan opera announced their schedule for next season (2019-2020)!Of particular interest, the Live in HD series schedule of live (or semi live depending on the time zone) broadcasts to movie theaters around the world.Now, it’s…

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Overcoming fear opera style
02 19 2019

Overcoming fear opera style

Got fear? Last week I became very exasperated listening to budding entrepreneurs (of many different ages) getting caught up in their fears and doubts. It was in an online business  group that attracted many people who were on the brink of begin…

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