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“Laurel Kallenbach truly has a way with words. She always finds creative ways of making any topic exciting and accessible.”

— Rex Fuller
Marketing Director,
Opera Colorado


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As a classical musician, I’m keen on writing about the fine arts and how theatre, visual art, symphonies, opera, literature, film and dance inform our culture today. (Not to mention how exhilarating live performances can be.)

I especially relish sharing backstage glimpses of artists’ lives and giving readers a peek into the daily routines of those whose livelihoods require tapping into their creativity.


Bravo Boulder coverPassion Play
Bravo Boulder, Winter 2003

I drew on first-hand knowledge of performing on stage with violin virtuoso Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, one of my favorite soloists. I focused on her fiery performances and emotional highs and lows in this piece, which promoted her appearance with the Boulder Philharmonic. Read Article >

Opera Colorado program coverHeaven…I’m in Heaven
Opera Colorado program, May 2001

The company’s artistic director chose a 1930s Depression-era setting for "Orpheus and Eurydice," drawing parallels between Silver Screen movie idols and ancient Greek heroes. I carried that theme into this opera synopsis and backgrounder. Read Article >


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