Welcome, and thank you for joining us! Sit back and relax. This ain't your grandmother's opera. We are here to have FUN, explore, and, hopefully, add a new musical color to your palette.

Monday, September 25, 2023

Schrott Center for the Arts - Butler University

Angela Brown, soprano

Kelleen Strutz, piano
Vesemir Johnson, soprano
Luke Barath, tenor
David Silvano, tenor

Dich, theure Halle from Tannhauser - Richard Wagner
Angela Brown

Libiamo ne’lieti calici (Brindisi) from La Traviata - Giacomo Puccini
Angela Brown, Vesemir Johnson, Luke Barath, David Silvano

En fermant les yeux from Manon - Jules Massenet
Luke Barath

Vissi d'arte from Tosca - Giacomo Puccini
Angela Brown

Saper vorreste from Un Ballo in Maschera - Giuseppe Verdi
Vesemir Johnson

Che gelida manina from La Boheme - Giacomo Puccini
David Silvano

My Boy from Charlie Parker’s Yardbird - Daniel Schnyder
Angela Brown

Grenada - Agustin Lara
David Silvano

Were You There - arr. Moses Hogan
Luke Barath

Give Me Jesus - arr. Moses Hogan
Vesemir Johnson

Cerise’s Story from When the Caged Bird Sings - Nkeiru Okoye
Angela Brown

The Color Purple from The Color Purple - Bray/ Russell/ Willis

Tonight's performance is made possible by a grant from Glick Philanthropies.

Special Thanks:

Glick Philanthropies
Jordan College of the Arts, Butler University
Schrott Center for the Arts, Butler University
Indianapolis Opera

Morning Brown:

Morning Brown is committed to the development of multicultural role models and audiences in the performing arts and is a 501(c)(3) organization. We invite you to learn more and support our work by exploring our website (you're on it now). Take a few moments while waiting for the show to begin to look around. 🙂


Morning Brown, Incorporated

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.

Morning Brown, Inc. strives to provide communication, digital resources, and programs accessible to everyone. Communication is available by voice, text, email, and video conference. Digital resources in the form of our program companion curriculum and our website are available for download and are designed for multi-abled learners and users. Our performance partners (schools, performing arts organizations, and community centers) are selected based on their ability to provide a safe, accessible experience for all participants and attendees.

Morning Brown, Inc., is grateful for the support of Indy Arts Council and the City of Indianapolis and the National Endowment for the Arts that make programming and new works possible, furthering our mission.

For questions or more information, please contact Janet Jarriel, program administrator: phone/text: (404) 663-4135 or email: janet@morningbrown.org.