"Laurie Rubin shows that we need not be defined by what others may see as our limitations. With her remarkable approach to life and her extraordinary musical achievements, she is an inspiring example to all who are finding their way."
—Katherine Damkohler, Executive Director, Education Through Music
"I’ve never met Laurie Rubin, but her voice and spirit leap off the page of her riveting memoir. Despite all the obstacles and prejudice Rubin faced growing up blind, reading Do You Dream in Color? left me feeling that she’s had a charmed life. . .Art, love, family, and connectedness are the high notes Rubin hits again and again in this unusually inspiring life story.”
—Elizabeth Benedict, author of Almost and The Practice of Deceit
"Do You Dream in Color? shows the same clarity, honesty, and devotion that Laurie has always had with her art. A wonderful book."
—Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano
“Her book is riveting and readers will find themselves cheering for her victories and feeling her pain when peers and instructors dismiss her or treat her as if she is invisible or 'less-than' her sighted contemporaries.”
—Jewish Book Council
Blind since birth, mezzo-soprano LAURIE RUBIN has been praised by New York Times chief classical music critic Anthony Tommasini for her "compelling artistry," "communicative power," and for a voice that possesses "earthy, rich and poignant qualities." Recent career highlights include her United Kingdom solo recital debut performance at Wigmore Hall in London and a solo recital at Carnegie Hall. Rubin’s numerous roles have included the part of Karen in The Rat Land by Gordon Beeferman with New York City Opera, Penelope in Monteverdi's The Return of Ulysses, and the title role in Rossini's La Cenerentola. She has recorded an album, Faith in Spring, with the renowned collaborative pianists Graham Johnson and David Wilkinson on the Opera Omnia label. Rubin is also the co-founder and associate artistic director of Ohana Arts, a performing arts school and festival in Hawaii, where she lives.
After having the amazing gift of hearing Laurie sing and share her story in person, her story was one I wanted to read immediately. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Portlandia
Laurie Rubin has written her autobiography -- growing up blind, a talented opera singer from a young age. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Isabella DeMarco
I am blind and liked this girl's attitude and spirit. I liked how she wants to be just like everyone else and tries to be. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Amanda L. Davis
Laurie's story is very inspiring. This story is an insightful journey into the life and experiences of someone who is blind, but is fortunate enough to have supportive family and... Read morePublished on August 8, 2013 by Janice
It was not written well and also seemed to be full of grandiose comments.I am not recommending this book to my friendsPublished on July 28, 2013 by Lee Chodak
The author has traveled a singular journey as a sightless young woman, and her story demonstrates the possibilities that might otherwise be unimaginable for those born blind. Read morePublished on June 20, 2013 by RG
I enjoyed the writing style, particularly the poems that introduced each section. I would rate this book as an autobiography rather than a novel or a piece of non- fiction. Read morePublished on January 16, 2013 by James M. Yates
I guess I loved the title and the idea of the book. I don't think she shared enough of
herself in the book, just went from one event to another. Read more
Boring Book! Did not care for the story as it seemed to go on and on in a uninteresting manner.Published on December 31, 2012 by artsy12