Morning Brown, Incorporated


Choose from a variety of presentations for all ages and programming needs, designed with your input and audience in mind.


Morning Brown, Incorporated

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 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 they belong in the audience.

The show includes Angela's witty retelling of opera plots from her perspective and 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. Performed with the collaborative pianist.

  • Length: 30-45 minutes, including open Q and A
  • Audience: geared toward student audiences
  • Adaptable Program: Yes
  • Classroom Curriculum: Yes

*Curriculum available by partnership with Classical Music Indy.

Pictured above: Angela performs Opera from a Sistah's Point of View at Hugh Hodgson School of Music, University of Georgia.


Morning Brown, Incorporated

The Generation Next version of the show spotlights the next generation of multicultural singing stars from universities, conservatories, and resident artist programs alongside Angela. The show embraces opera, musical theater, spirituals, and gospel. Performed with the collaborative pianist.

Singers spend quality time with Angela - coaching, rehearsing, staging, and talking through the real-world challenges and demands of a performance career. A vocal masterclass usually follows the day after the show to include development opportunities for students not in the show.

  • Length: 45 to 70 minutes
  • Audience: all ages
  • Adaptable Program: Yes

Pictured above: Students and faculty from Elon University collaborate on Generation Next

Pictured at the top of the page: Resident Artists from Florida Grand Opera join Angela for Generation Next

Download Classroom Curriculum for Your Students*

Opera...from a Sistah's Point of View Companion Curriculum (pdf)


Morning Brown, Incorporated

Two-hour class with Angela Brown for the purpose of coaching and instructing up to 6 voice students (advanced high school to emerging young artists). Each student receives approximately 15-20 minutes of individual instruction in a class setting or in a 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. A school, university or institution provides accompanist for the singers. Singers prepare one aria, art song, or musical theater selection for the class.


  • Length: 1 to 2 hours
  • Audience: advanced high school to adult
  • Adaptable Program: Yes


Morning Brown, Incorporated

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. 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 award-winning recording artist, producer, and creator of Opera…from a Sistah’s Point of View, an inspired show that has gained 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 setbacks of her journey.

The presentation includes three vocal solos from opera, musical theater, and spirituals with piano accompaniment.


  • Demonstrate overcoming life’s failures through persistence and patience
  • Emphasize everyone’s capacity to strive for success and personal integrity
  • Inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to pursue multiple life and career goals despite economic or social background
  • Length: 30-40 minutes
  • Audience: middle school to adult
  • Adaptable Program: Yes


Morning Brown, Incorporated

Angela Brown, international opera soprano and founder of Morning Brown 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:

  • The Artist/Manager Relationship
  • Do You Need a Manager? If so, when?
  • How to Choose Your Team
  • Artists’ and Managers’ Responsibilities
  • Your Five Aria Package/ Five Role Concentration
  • Self-Presentation and Self-Preservation
  • Figuring Out What's Marketable for You
  • Savvy Entrepreneurial Thinking and Planning
  • The Importance of Effective Communication
  • Working With Presenters, Not Against Them
  • Brand Essentials: Bios, Photos, Recordings, Website, Social Media Channels
  • Advertising vs. Publicity
  • Keeping Good Records is Part of Your Brand and Security
  • Contracts and Agreements Overview
  • Q and A
  • Mock Auditions (optional)


Morning Brown, Incorporated

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.


  • Length: 1 to 2 hours
  • Audience: high school to adult
  • Adaptable Program: Yes


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: