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Childrens Books for Life
04 02 2019

Childrens Books for Life

This week we celebrate International Children’s Book Day. I make jewelry for grown-ups, but I still find that bracelets based on these so called children's stories are incredibly popular. So, I thought it would be good to have a look at why. Click…

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Learning Wagner's Ring
03 19 2019

Learning Wagner's Ring

People get intimidated by Wagner’s Ring Cycle, but I encourage you not to be!True, it is long; there are lots of interrelated characters and lots of interconnected music. It’s not your normal opera story, it’s trying to representing all of time. O…

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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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