Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Hart, classic, Gaston Leroux, love, musical, The Phantom of the Opera

“The Phantom of the Opera”

  Lily Chang © 2019 My first exposure came from a dear friend who was passionate, obsessed really, with the musical. Curiosity threw me forward. I listened with fierce and dedicated determination. Even after I knew the entire libretto by heart, I kept listening and hadn't grown weary. The devotion and love The Phantom had… Continue reading “The Phantom of the Opera”

live performance, O'Keeffe, Renee Fleming, soprano, The Brightness of Light

The People’s Diva LIVE, Can’t Wait!!

Renée Fleming will be singing in two performances of "The Brightness of Light" in Denver, this weekend. Beyond excited is an understatement. Sometime after I started classical training, I became been fond of Renée Fleming and admire her greatly. She has a beautiful, robust, and powerful voice. And, she's one of few sopranos whose singing… Continue reading The People’s Diva LIVE, Can’t Wait!!

birthday, celebration, community, love

Birthday Bliss

Lily Chang © 2019 Celebrating four birthdays will conclude very soon. Today, in fact. Lily Chang © 2019 Having so many birthdays together has taken no small amount of time and has been exhausting. Planning and making time for such events, in already hectic schedules we keep, was tough. But I wouldn't change it for… Continue reading Birthday Bliss

donuts, doughnuts, perfection, writing

Instant Perfection

Somehow we've become a culture that expects things to turn out the way we want without much effort or many tries. Maybe some of the influence comes from social media. We have only patience enough for a snapshot of things, whether in words or in picture form. Seeing DIY videos, where things seem so fast… Continue reading Instant Perfection

catastrophe, community, life, rebuilding

Catastrophe Converted

Watching a live feed of Notre Dame Cathedral engulfed in flames took me emotionally back to when I saw the smoke from the Twin Towers billowing and then collapse to the ground. I couldn't draw anything except short breaths. My heart raced. I might have even gritted my teeth. The fires grew. Angry red, orange,… Continue reading Catastrophe Converted

Crazy Rich Asians, love, sacrificial love, The Phantom of the Opera

Long-Suffering Love

Recently, watching Crazy Rich Asians made me think more about how far people go to love, really love someone, even to the point of saying "goodbye." Many of you know I'm very fond of Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera. Before going any further, i should warn you I'll be giving some spoilers, regarding… Continue reading Long-Suffering Love