Getting Your Family Involved at the {Guthrie} Theater

I just wrote this for my husband’s site and part way through was thinking that it would have been more fitting for mine… guess it’s a ‘two-birds-for-one’ sort of deal ūüôā Nathan Bird This weekend was full of some really spectacular festivities at Minneapolis‚Äô Guthrie Theater. Nathan had the honor of being one of the… Continue reading Getting Your Family Involved at the {Guthrie} Theater

Bird and Byrd on the Value of Voice Lessons

The other day I found a perfect excerpt to share with you.  In my beloved Weiss & Taruskin textbook from college lie some words as true today as they were when written 425 years ago. William Byrd, who I like to believe is one of my husband’s ancestors, was a 16th century English church composer and… Continue reading Bird and Byrd on the Value of Voice Lessons

Naomi and Nathan on Nabucco – interview

One evening earlier this week I was lucky enough to sit down*¬†with Minneapolis tenor Nathan Bird and talk a little bit about the Minnesota Opera’s upcoming production of Verdi’s Nabucco. *Actually, he didn’t really sit down at all as he was tending to our children and getting himself some food before heading out the door… Continue reading Naomi and Nathan on Nabucco – interview

I {‘Art} Shoes

I am not a shoe person. Maybe it’s because I have such large feet.¬† I don’t know.¬† I think shoes are cute and all, but I find that I manage just fine¬†to frequently get through a whole week using only one or two pair.¬† Last time I bought flip flops was seven years ago.¬† Either… Continue reading I {‘Art} Shoes

Yield: 1 Wedding Under the Sea with Verdi’s Barbeshop Trio

In anticipation of another fun Arts @ the Aviary ¬†night beginning in just a few hours,¬†let me share¬†last week’s evening with you. INGREDIENTS: 1 soprano 1 tenor 1 accompanist/alto 2 mini-mezzos¬†for comic relief seasoning, to taste 1 book of barbershop quartets or sweet adeline music 1 book of opera duets 1 book of wedding songs… Continue reading Yield: 1 Wedding Under the Sea with Verdi’s Barbeshop Trio