Posts tagged “opera”
March 21, 2013
Laurie Rubin, author of the memoir Do You Dream In Color?, has been everywhere this week, making appearances yesterday at the Free Library of Philadelphia and on WHYY’s Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane. Mezzo-soprano Rubin talked with Coane about her experiences as a blind singer, revealing her experiences with music directors who refused to allow her to perform in operas due to concerns over her disability.
Don’t miss her charming performance at the Free Library of Philadelphia, where she delighted crowds singing with her partner, Jenny Taira accompanying her on piano, and read an excerpt from her memoir.
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March 7, 2013
On Thursday, March 7th, Laurie Rubin, author of Do You Dream in Color? Insights from a Girl without Sight, will be performing at Panida Theater in Sandpoint, Idaho, as part of the Pend Orielle Arts Council’s Performance Series. Laurie will also be speaking about her incredible memoir.
Rubin describes her past as a “journey towards identity,” one she hopes will resonate with young people struggling with two fundamental questions: “Who am I?” and “Where do I fit in?” Although most of us aren’t blind, Rubin believes that many of us have traits that make us something other than “normal.” These differences, like blindness, may seem like barriers but for the strong and the persistent, dreams can overcome barriers, no matter how large they may seem. This is what makes her story so unique yet universal and so important for young readers.
Come hear Laurie, internationally-acclaimed mezzo-soprano, sing and speak about her book!
February 27, 2013
Laurie Rubin, author of Do You Dream in Color? Insights from a Girl without Sight, will be at the Rock Springs High School Theatre to perform a variety of popular music and opera songs, as well as promote her new memoir. The multi-talented Rubin will also have some of her jewelry designs on display.
Being blind since birth has not stopped Laurie Rubin from living her dreams. The critically acclaimed mezzo-soprano has released several albums, toured the world, written a memoir, and has still found time to design her own jewelry. Her book, Do You Dream in Color?, looks back on her life as an international opera singer who happens to be blind. From her loneliness and isolation as a middle school student to her experiences skiing, Rubin offers her young readers a life-story rich in detail and inspiration drawn from everyday challenges.
To hear Laurie Rubin perform and speak about her book, as well as to see some of her amazing jewelry designs, visit her in Rock Springs.