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"Extraordinary" - Opera News
"Impressive ease and perfect pitch" - The New York Times
"She sings magnificently with eyes wide shut. A major, and maybe great career beckons….In (her CD) she reveals how her visual imagination is not hampered by retinal dysfunction. But, in fact, it will be the deepening of her inner vision through her voice where her power as a singer-seer lies." - The L.A. Times
It's not every day that a blind singer is cast in an opera production. Indeed, mezzo soprano Laurie Rubin is that exception. Earlier this year, her CD DO YOU DREAM IN COLOR' was released by Bridge Records. The title song by Bruce Adolphe featuring lyrics by Rubin, was inspired by a child's innocent question. Additional cuts on the CD include works by Joaquin Rodrigo, Gabriel Faure, Noam Sivan who also performs on piano, as does Marija Stroke.
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Laurie Rubin's Tools for Creativity / The Wall Street Journal
Mezzo-soprano opera singer Laurie Rubin is based in Hawaii but will be logging plenty of time on the road in the coming weeks with a cast of children for a play she co-wrote. What Ms. Rubin, who has been blind since birth, carries in her red leather handbag speaks to her varied creative outlets. Among her belongings: wire cutters and a crimper for jewelry making, origami paper and mascara that she applie...
Blind singer Laurie Rubin tells of her experience with bullying / Chicago Tribune
Though blind since birth, mezzo-soprano Laurie Rubin thought of herself as quite normal growing up. She came to realize - somewhat painfully - that her school contemporaries didn't see her the same way. "One of the things that would happen was that I would start talking to a group of kids, and then they would walk away," Rubin told an audience of sixth graders Wednesday during her Voices Against ...
Who the F Is ....Opera Singer Laurie Rubin? / SheWired
Laurie Rubin has performed all over the world, written songs, started a line of jewelry, and founded a performing arts school and festival. Oh, and by the way, she's been blind since birth. In an interview with our sibling publication Outin 2012, Rubin discussed the determination that's enabled her to achieve so much. "When I was younger my family always supported everything I wanted to do, and ...
Laurie Rubin speaks at the University of Southeastern Louisiana / The Lion's Roar feature
In an inspirational speech at Southeastern Louisiana University's Columbia Theatre, Laurie Rubin shared the challenges of being blind and how she found peace and inspiration in music. Recounting an early experience at the Tanglewood Institute, she said, "I figured people might be afraid of me because I was blind, but in that program all the singers bonded through the music. That's why I chose to ...
Laurie Rubin premieres Bruce Adolphe's 'Do You Dream in Color'
Blind mezzo-soprano Laurie Rubin?will premiere Bruce Adolphe's 'Do You Dream in Color' with Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra....
Mezzo Laurie Rubin: The Color of Dreams and Music on WRTI's Crossover
She's blind. She can't see. Unfortunately, for many people, it's a stigma they can't overcome. They are the naysayers, the ones who ironically just can not see beyond a person's imperfections. She's not normal, they say. She'll never live a normal life, find romance, hold a job or live independently. Mezzo Laurie Rubin sat down...