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Kelly Rubinsohn

Freelance Writer

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Kelly is a freelance writer and opera singer.

Modern Singer
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
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
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
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
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
Operatic Inspiration for Your New Year's Resolution

The new year is here, and you are ready to hit the ground running! You want to make some big changes, improve your life, and be the best you you can be! Like many of us, though, you may be having a hard time making those resolutions stick past mid-January. To make a real change, you need some operatic inspiration. Here are some examples to kick off the new year on a high note!

Modern Singer
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
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.

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