Angela Brown is a trail blazer on a mission to bring opera to everyone. Her witty and inspired solo show “Opera…from a Sistah’s Point of View” dispels the common myths of opera from her own sassy perspective. Laugh as she unravels convoluted plots, unafraid to make fun of the over-the-top situations and break down stereotypes to help us enjoy this art form from a different approach.
Filled with show-stopping arias, poignant art songs, and moving spirituals, Angela Brown lifts audiences to their feet, opening hearts and ears to the beauty and imagination of opera…from a sistah’s point of view.
Angela’s goal is to draw a general audience to opera and to help them develop an appreciation for opera; to expose diverse populations to opera in such a way that they feel comfortable attending an opera; to entertain an audience with classical music in such a way that they do not feel intimidated by it but can easily relate to it; and to educate the audience about how to approach opera and how to prepare to attend and enjoy an opera production.
Angela’s hilarious, educational narrative is interspersed with musical selections as she dispels the myths of opera with humor and charm. Each aria is described and explained in context of the opera’s plot. The narrative is comical at times, charming and delightful and involves the audience.
“Capturing the attention of 800 middle-school students for 90 minutes is quite a feat…even the boys left the auditorium smiling and humming ‘Summertime’…their teachers were in a happy state of shock. At her sold-out evening concert two days later, the diverse, hometown audience was equally entranced!”
– Glenn White – Consultant, Indiana University Purdue University 40th Anniversary Events, Indianapolis, Indianapolis
“Angela’s captivating performance of Opera from a Sistah’s Point of View for over 2,000 Buffalo Public School students was a life changing experience for many of them. The students were on the edge of their seats during the performance taking in every note and interesting background story told by Angela.”
– Jennifer J. Parker – Co-Chair, Cultural Giving Legacies Initiative, A Fund of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, New York
For upcoming performances of Opera…From a Sistah’s Point of View, please refer to Angela’s schedule.