“And Hudson and Pearson are very serious about music, despite the subject

matter of their opera. They say that lowly bugs are perfectly appropriate

characters for such a high art, as well as creatures that intrigue children.

Insects ”are fascinating,” Hudson said, ”like these little alien life forms all

around us leading these incredibly exotic lives.” Their lives are ”very dramatic”

and full of operatic themes like love, death, and betrayal. ”They lead very

complex and colorful lives, and it seemed like a really happy marriage with


By Sally Heaney, Globe Correspondent

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