Recordings

Qui la voce ... Vien diletto

from I Puritani, Giacomo Bellini

In a dreamlike state, Elvira mourns the loss of her love Arturo, claiming death a less painful fate.

And then, in her waking dream, imagines him returning to her.

Betsi Hodges, piano

My darling, Jim

from Glory Denied, Tom Cipullo

We hear the letter Jim kept with him as a POW, written by Young Alyce.

Betsi Hodges, piano

Vanilla Ice Cream

from She Loves Me

Hoping to meet with her "dear friend" again, Amalia begins to write them a letter, but can only think of Georg's unexpected and thoughtful gift.

Performed in Opera Idaho's Operatini at The Sapphire Room.

Betsi Hodges, piano

Glitter and Be Gay

from Candide, Leonard Bernstein

Cunegonde copes with the life she's been handed, one diamond at a time.

Betsi Hodges, piano

Not Everyone Wants To Be Your Friend
And Other Unpleasant Life Lessons
by Molly Schneider

Learn life's harsh lessons the kid-friendly way!

Enjoy this animation created and conceptualized by

my dear friend Molly Schneider. I'm so grateful Molly trusted me with the telling of this story

in my first foray into voiceover.

Fire Aria

from L'enfant et les sortileges

Le feu (the fire) leaps from the fireplace to reprimand the Boy for all the misery he has caused and taunt him.

Alex Ruvinstein, piano

Der Hölle Rache

from Die Zauberflöte, W.A. Mozart

The Queen of the Night appears to her daughter, Pamina, and commands her to take Sarastro’s life or suffer the consequences.

Alex Ruvinstein, piano