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Kelly Rubinsohn

Freelance Writer

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Kelly is a freelance writer and opera singer.

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Modern Singer
10/27/2019
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.

Modern Singer
11/26/2018
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.

Modern Singer
06/01/2019
Best Uses for Your Valuable Off-Stage Time

With the exception of intense roles like Cio Cio San and Violetta, opera singers have some time to kill backstage during productions. During both rehearsals and the run of the show, your off-stage time can be a valuable asset.

Modern Singer
04/23/2019
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?

Modern Singer
03/28/2019
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?

Modern Singer
03/01/2019
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.

Modern Singer
10/26/2018
Nightmare Creatures of Art Song and Opera

Though classical music has a reputation for refinement, beauty, and declarations of love, this is the time of year when ghosts and ghouls to come out and play.

Modern Singer
09/10/2018
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
08/29/2016
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.

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