Some of you may remember Lori Lewis who occasionally has frequented this blog. At one point she was all involved in radio and contemporary Christian music, but then she became a confessional Lutheran and an outspoken critic of that musical scene. More recently she has gotten involved with opera, both as a singer and as a popularizer of that artform via radio and writing. Her latest project, though, is a webzine entitled Eveyday Opera. It’s not about opera; rather, it uses opera as a metaphor for what she describes in the site’s slogan as “Life Full Voice.” Here is how she described it to me:
A little over 2 years ago I started Everyday Opera out of the need to find a platform for my own art.I had gone through a down time but out of it grew this idea…Making Classic Art an Everyday Event.Personality driven, non intimidating, but with the theory that Art lifts us in our everyday experience. In a culture full of junk food, and I eat plenty of my share, I’m a mini-evangelist for expanding one’s horizon’s.Opera is the metaphor here for living Live Full Voice. That is how an Opera Singer sings…Full VoiceWe encourage the thinking that all of life can be lived Full Voice, whether you are a great singer,a great chef, wine maker, farmer, mother, teacher, and on and on. (Isn’t it really modeled afterThe Spirituality of the Cross? The book that help me be free as a christian to be free as a person.)
Kind words about my book. She makes an interesting connection between Christian freedom through the Gospel, personal freedom, and vocation. Anyway, Eveyday Opera has articles about travel, food, art, literature, wine, music, and other pleasures of life. It doesn’t get into theology, as such, though I’d say it has a Christian view of the world, though many Christians have arguably hung back from living life “full voice.” (Why is that, do you think? Do you agree that Christians are freed to appreciate things like these?)
Anyway, Lori has enlisted me to write for the site occasionally, so I wrote a piece on literary style that I’ll link to in a separate post.