Kelly Rubinsohn

Freelance Writer

United States

Kelly is a freelance writer and opera singer.

Modern Singer
Tips and Tricks for Video Recording

Video recordings are more important than ever before. More and more companies are holding online auditions, and video is an excellent way to showcase your talent. It can be overwhelming, but Modern Singer is here to help!

The Stories of Half-Naked Women

In the early 2000s, every teenage girl and her mother wore the same underwear. Malls across the nation were filled with women scouring bins of colorful thongs and bikini briefs to create their set of five for twenty-five dollars. Images of rail-thin celebrity models decorated the windows.

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Wine Pairings for Your Rejection Letters

Audition Season sadly also brings Rejection Season. While being turned down from a program is never fun, each “Thanks but no thanks” letter bring its own blend of emotions.

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Body Positive Guide to Shapewear

Shapewear can be a controversial subject in this day and age. With a lot of social media #bodypositivity floating around, some see the use of shapewear as a way to try to force your body into being someone else's idea of "perfect." Others see shapewear as "cheating." "If you just lost weight, you wouldn't need shapewear," someone who knows nothing about shapewear might say. Here's the truth: wearing shapewear isn't all about looking "skinny." More importantly, wearing or not wearing shapewear...

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Sparking Joy with Audition Repertoire

The philosophy behind Tidying Up with Marie Kondo is to only keep items in your life that “spark joy.” Now that you’ve folded your sock drawer and organized everything into small boxes, it’s time to look at other things that need to bring you joy: namely, your repertoire list. Are you carrying around old arias that don’t fit anymore? Is it time for you to thank these arias and put them away?

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Moving Across the Country: Packing Your Boxes on a Budget

As a singer, you will rarely stay in one place for your whole career. Maybe you live your life out of a suitcase or live in the same town for a decade, but more likely than not, you will make a location change someday.

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The Hidden Roles in a Self-Produced Opera

So you and your colleagues have a brilliant idea: you're going to put on an opera. You're going to go out there and create your own opportunities. You're going to build your resume and finally do that opera you've always wanted to do the way you've always wanted to do it. Good for you! Now what?

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Best Day Jobs for Your Vocal Fach

If singing isn't your full-time gig yet, you may need a day job to cover those little things like scarves and tea and... rent.

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Classic Opera Characters Secretly Hiding in Modern TV Shows

It’s that time of year again. Classes are starting, application deadlines are looming, and TV shows return with new seasons to distract everyone from all responsibilities. While it may seem like watching television is as far away from opera as one can get, that could not be further from the truth.

Orchard Corset Blog
Yes, You CAN Sing Opera In A Corset!

My name is Kelly and I'm a freelance opera singer. I recently had the experience of performing an opera in a corset from Orchard Corset. When on stage, it is important to feel comfortable and to wear something that does not get in the way of your performance.