Posts Tagged “Turandot”

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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Someday I'll have a Bead Factory!
10 13 2017

Someday I'll have a Bead Factory!

A couple of weeks ago someone asked: Why do you use Chinese Beads? Let’s start with the wider question: Why don’t I use beads that are “Made in USA”. Around 90% of the beads I use are Czech and Austrian; these countries have been leaders in the gla…

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The Met Live in HD 2015-2016
10 08 2015

The Met Live in HD 2015-2016

I go out of my way to support our local opera companies, but to me it still seems like there just isn't enough opera. So, I really look forward to the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD Broadcasts at my local movie theater. There is something special…

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02 12 2015

Make Opera Your Valentine 2015

It’s our third 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 you…

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Vincero! Vincero! VINCERO!
06 05 2014

Vincero! Vincero! VINCERO!

It’s World Cup time again! My mind harkens back to that magical World Cup of 1990. That was the year a brilliant man at the BBC named Philip Bernie, made a move that would forever stitch together the worlds of football and opera. (Read Philip’s st…

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