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Borrowing
10 08 2019

Borrowing

You probably heard that some music from Puccini’s Fanciulla del West was “borrowed” for the song “Music of the Night” in Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Phantom of the Opera.But Puccini himself was a borrower! The music of Turandot is majestic and romantic. R…

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The Turandot Collection
10 04 2019

The Turandot Collection

When creating story bracelets, for legal reasons, I limit myself to the stories in what is called the public domain to minimize legal complications. Modern day copyright protection generally kicks in for works published after the year 1923. Most…

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The Lighthouse : Opera, Film, History
09 10 2019

The Lighthouse : Opera, Film, History

You may have heard about how opera has influenced more current popular works such as Rent (inspired by La Boheme) and Miss Saigon (inspired by Madama Butterfly)I thought you might enjoy learning about a more current example that’…

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What's New for Autumn 2019
09 02 2019

What's New for Autumn 2019

I'm excited to announce a number of new Opera Bracelets and earrings for the upcoming opera season and more! Join my email list to receive notifications on when any still in progress items will become available for purchase.Mario and Tosca Earri…

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Exploring Work and Opera
08 30 2019

Exploring Work and Opera

Our favorite composers have often taken time to express emotions about work- for better for worse! Often time seems to stop as a character mentions their work troubles or glories in a short passage or aria. It's a subject that nearly everyone can rel…

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You ARE an Opera Ambassador
08 06 2019

You ARE an Opera Ambassador

If you are an opera lover, one way or another you often end up being an opera ambassador.If the subject of opera comes up in “non-opera” company, I beg you to first get these points across:Many people feel they will not understand what’s going on.…

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