Traveling the world as an international opera star, soprano Angela Brown noticed something about audiences: “I would see very few people who looked like me." This compelled her to create her show Opera...from a Sistah's Point of View. The show blows up preconceived expectations surrounding the sometimes intimidating art form called opera and makes sure everyone feels like they belong in the audience.
The Generation Next version of the show spotlights the next generation of Black singing stars from your schools and resident artist programs alongside Angela. The series embraces opera, musical theater, spirituals, and gospel. Singers spend quality time with Angela - coaching, rehearsing, staging, and talking through the real world challenges and demands of a performance career.
The show includes Angela's witty retelling of opera plots from a Black perspective leaves no doubt of the ethnic, geographic, and socio-economic diversity portrayed in opera characters. She helps people from all walks of life and races find themselves in and enjoy opera.
Pictured above: Resident Artists from Florida Grand Opera join Angela for Opera...from a Sistah's Point of View: Generation Next
Pictured left: Students and faculty from Elon University collaborate on Opera...from a Sistah's Point of View: Generation Next
Angela Brown, international opera soprano and founder of Morning Brown, Inc., and Janet Jarriel, founder of JEJ Artists talent agency lead a personal development seminar for emerging and seasoned artists. This opportunity to explore the dynamics of navigating the Artist/Manager relationship and creating their brand and business from the perspective of an experienced artist and manager partnership includes:
Soprano Angela Brown weaves story and song to tell her motivating and surprising journey from inner-city Indianapolis to the Metropolitan Opera and the stages of the world. From international opera and symphonic performances, a sparkling jewelry line to a not-for-profit entity benefitting underserved schools and communities, Angela shares life’s triumphs, tribulations, and truths from her unique perspective.
While opera is the main catalyst for her career, Angela’s performance experience includes everything from star emcee to producer and creator of Opera…from a Sistah’s Point of View, an inspired show that has gained international notoriety for bringing opera to the masses in the form of an edgy, yet educational, concert presentation. She's also launched an award-winning podcast, Melanated Moments in Classical Music, with co-host Joshua Thompson and many other ventures. Hear the successes and set-backs of her journey.
Presentation includes three vocal solos from opera, musical theater, and spirituals with piano accompaniment.
Two hour class with Angela Brown for the purpose of coaching and instructing up to 6 voice students (advanced high school to emerging young artist). Each student receives approximately 15-20 minutes of individual instruction in a class setting or in setting open to the public. A short water and restroom break is usually taken after three singers. This can be shortened to a one hour class with three singers, if preferred. Two hours and six singers is generally the maximum for one day. School, university or institution provides accompanist for the singers. Singers prepare one aria, art song, or musical theater selection for the class.
Angela Brown moderates a panel of arts administrators, professional artists, and emerging artists on the topics of creating and maintaining a performing career, artist management relationships, the business aspects of a performing career, navigating the pitfalls and high points of a performing career, expanding your personal brand, and other related issues. Ideal for workshops, seminars, and conferences.
Morning Brown, Inc., is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, including introducing and exposing economically and ethnically diverse and multigenerational audiences to opera and classical music through live and recorded performances in the context of a wide array of musical genres. Morning Brown, Inc., is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.