A Paperback edition by Laurie Rubin in English (Oct 23, 2012)
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Internationally acclaimed mezzo soprano, Laurie Rubin, shares that colours affect everyone through sound, smell, taste and a vast array of emotions and atmospheres. Rubin has... Read more
Internationally acclaimed mezzo soprano, Laurie Rubin, shares that colours affect everyone through sound, smell, taste and a vast array of emotions and atmospheres. Rubin has experienced colour all her life, in spite of the fact that she has been blind since birth. In Rubin's inspiring memoir, she looks back on the loneliness and isolation of being a blind teenager in Southern California and the amazing life experiences that led to her career as a renowned solo and opera performer. Rubin's story is one of overcoming life's struggles - no matter how impossible they seem.
Blind since birth, mezzo-soprano LAURIE RUBIN has been praised by New York Times chief classical music critic Anthony Tommasini for her "compelling artistry," "communicative power," and for a voice that possesses "earthy, rich and poignant qualities." Recent career highlights include her United Kingdom solo recital debut performance at Wigmore Hall in London and a solo recital at Carnegie Hall. Rubin's numerous roles have included the part of Karen in The Rat Land byGordon Beeferman with New York City Opera, Penelope in Monteverdi's The Return of Ulysses, and the title role in Rossini'sLa Cenerentola. She has recorded an album, Faith in Spring, with the renowned collaborative pianists Graham Johnson and David Wilkinson on the Opera Omnia label. Rubin is also the co-founder and associate artistic director of Ohana Arts, a performing arts school and festival in Hawaii, where she lives.
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