Angela Brown has been “demystifying opera” on an international stage, and now, she’s coming to Atlanta.
As a partnership with the Atlanta Opera, Spelman College welcomes soprano Angela Brown on October 15 at 7pm to perform her show, Opera… from a Sistah’s Point of View for free at Sisters Chapel. Brown’s visit will also include a masterclass for students from Spelman College, Morehouse College, and Clark Atlanta University on October 16 at 3pm.
“Opera is not about being a certain way, dressing a certain way, speaking a certain way,” shares Brown. Her solo show reflects that philosophy as she spins a unique take on a musical genre stereotypically thought to be inaccessible to today’s mainstream public. Sharing her love for opera, Brown’s humorous show includes funny commentary and opera plot summaries intermingled with arias, art songs, and spirituals.
“It’s about experiencing, and opera is for everyone!”
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About Angela Brown
Angela Brown personifies the ideal soprano: sheer vocal power; luxurious finesse; and shimmering, high pianissimos. With a charming personality larger than life, she unites opera, pops, and gospel in one sensational voice. Her highly successful Metropolitan Opera debut in the title role of Aida captured instant attention from international media and catapulted her onto the world’s prestigious opera and symphonic stages.
Angela’s international reputation continues to grow with milestones that include singing on the Grammy Award®-winning recording of “Ask Your Mama,” composer Laura Karpman’s setting of the poem by Langston Hughes, and debuting the role of Addie Parker in the American opera Charlie Parker’s Yardbird in the 2015 world-premiere with Opera Philadelphia. She reprised the role in historic performances at The Apollo in New York City as well as Lyric Opera of Chicago, Madison Opera, The Atlanta Opera, and in London at The Hackney Empire. This season, Angela sings Addie for Seattle Opera and New Orleans Opera and performs her outreach show Opera…from a Sistah’s Point of View in the USA.
Throughout her career, Angela has joined forces with symphonic pops legends Jack Everly, Marvin Hamlisch, and Erich Kunzel while traveling the world for classical performances at Lincoln Center, Paris Opera, Vienna State Opera, Capetown (South Africa) Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Edmonton Opera, Calgary Philharmonic, Shanghai World Expo, Moscow Performing Arts Center, and more.