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A Butterfly with Longevity

I’ve written a few translations for operas, and one of the lyrics I am most proud of is in Alfred’s drinking song, from Johann Strauss, Jr.’s Die Fledermaus. Love is like a butterfly, Lasts at most but half a year. … Continue reading

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The Wages of Sing is Debt

In my novel, Debbie is a struggling classical/opera singer living in Seattle. She doesn’t teach. Truth is,  a singer at that level couldn’t even pay for her apartment without teaching, even if she were the most popular mezzo soprano soloist … Continue reading

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