Opera...From a Sistah's Point of View

“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.”

Traveling the world as an international opera star, Angela Brown noticed something about audiences. “I would see very few people who looked like me,” says Brown. On the surface, it looked like a racial divide, but when Brown performed at schools and universities across the country, she realized the gap was bigger than race. This compelled her to create Opera…from a Sistah’s Point of View that dispels the myths surrounding the sometimes-intimidating art form called opera.

Showcasing the fresh talent of rising Black opera stars alongside Angela’s tongue-in-cheek commentary on the opera plots from a Black perspective, the show blows up preconceived expectations of opera. Opera…from a Sistah’s Point of View helps people from all walks of life find themselves in and enjoy opera and leaves no doubt of the ethnic, geographic, and socio-economic diversity depicted in opera characters. Angela likes to say, “Opera is not about being a certain way, dressing a certain way, speaking a certain way. It’s about experiencing, and opera is for everyone!” 

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

“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

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Janet Jarriel, general manager and personal representative JEJ Artists www.jejartists.com Phone: 404-663-4135 Email: janet@jejartists.com Skype: janetjarriel