Angela Brown
American opera singer
Angela Brown
Angela M. Brown is an African-American dramatic soprano particularly admired for her portrayal of Verdi heroines.
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Opera Philadelphia announces 017 opera fest
Huffington Post - over 1 year
David Devan (photo ChrisCrisman) Since becoming Opera Philadelphia's General Director four years ago, David Devan has so successfully rebranded the company's image that he keeps upping the opera ante. The always OQ ready Devan talked to colleagues, city officials and board members Oct 20 at a packed press conference in the Kimmel Center to announce the launch of an annual 12 day opera festival starting in September 2017. Devan believes that the old model of sustaining a core subscription opera audience is no longer viable. He has been aggressively building new audiences with a slate of productions that fosters artistic diversity that reflects the city's multi-generational, multi-cultural demographics. Marc A. Scorca, President /CEO Marc Scorca of Opera America, an organization that represents 120 companies, told the press crowd that Divan's vision for the company is in fact "the new model for opera." The festival will be an annual event that will launch OP's forthcoming se ...
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'A Woman's Life' review: Neatly tuned
San Francisco Chronicle - about 4 years
'A Woman's Life' review: Neatly tuned Across seven songs that set poems by Maya Angelou to music, the piece outlines the trajectory of a single life span, from the playful babble of childhood to the autumnal reminiscences of old age. [...] the opening poem, "Little Girl Speakings," is cast in a simple, repetitive singsong, the expression of a child whose cast of characters - Daddy, dolly, Mommy - embody parallel virtues in different form. [...] there are passages of excitement and beauty here - particularly in the lush balladry of "Let's Majeste," which turns a simple three-note melody into a poignant signature, and in the brassy Bernstein-derived explosion of "Life Doesn't Frighten Me." Soprano Angela Brown, for whom the piece was written, gave a vivid, often tenderly expressive performance.
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Steven L. “Rico” Pruchinsky
Chronicle Online - over 4 years
Steven L. “Rico” Pruchinsky, 39, of Elyria, died Saturday, September 1, 2012. He was born November 9, 1972, in Amherst, and had been a lifelong Elyria area resident. Rico worked as a tattoo artist and roofer in the area. He attended Lorain County Community College and enjoyed spending time with his cousins, nieces and nephews. Rico always said, “He won’t die until his last tattoo is gone.” He is survived by his son, Steven L. Pruchinsky, Jr. of Elyria; mother, Doreen (Masoud) Al-Ameeri of Elyria; brothers, Michael, (Jackie) Al-Ameeri of Amherst, Jassim Al-Ameeri of Elyria and Jason Maldonado of California; sisters, Mariam Al-Ameeri of Kuwait and Stephanie Maldonado of California; and paternal grandparents, Louis and Marie Maldonado of Lorain. He was preceded in death by his father, Estaban Maldonado; girlfriend, Angela Brown; maternal grandparents, Jacob and Connie Pruchinsky; and cousins, Preston Hall and Derick Garcia. The family will receive friends Thursday, September 6, 20 ...
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POETRY CORNER: The Diamond Jubilee
Boston Standard - over 4 years
This week the Standard’s resident poet Angela Brown penned a piece on the Diamond Jubilee...
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Poetry Corner: Eurovision 2012
Boston Standard - almost 5 years
Standard poet Angela Brown pens her latest piece on Eurovision as Engelbert Humperdinck gets set to sing for Britain in tonight’s contest...
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APN Chat with Byron Amos: APS Board Candidate, Organizer, Rap Producer - Atlanta Progressive News
Google News - over 5 years
The other four candidates, who will also be invited to complete interviews, are Angela Brown, Dwanda Farmer, Michael Jeter, and Donald Walker. Amos was selected first because of alphabetical order; and while it's good to be first, keep in mind Amos did
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Infant, mother killed when train hits car - Fox 59
Google News - over 5 years
The driver, Rodney Brown, 29, and his wife, Angela Brown, 26, were hurt in the accident. They were both transported to Lutheran Hospital in Ft. Wayne. They are now listed in stable condition. An investigation into the incident is now underway
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Harvest goes on despite setbacks - Portage Daily Graphic
Google News - over 5 years
Angela Brown, Central Plains Herald-Leader... Amy Dyck, from the Austin area, left, who is selling some fresh produce from Tim Reimer s farm, is seen with customer Fern Beaulieu, from Sandy Bay First Nation, at the west end of Portage la Prairie on
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Hazardous waste collection day coming up - Portage Daily Graphic
Google News - over 5 years
If anyone has any hazardous waste stored around the house, this is a good time to find a new home for it. The City of Portage la Prairie is holding its Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Sept. 10
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Portage RM to ban smoking in RM vehicles - Portage Daily Graphic
Google News - over 5 years
Drivers of Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie vehicles will soon have to butt out before they hit the gas. At its meeting Tuesday, RM of Portage council reported that it is proposing new policy that dictates
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Newark seniors want to leave as winners - The Newark Advocate
Google News - over 5 years
Newark junior Angela Brown lunges to return a shot during her Ohio Capital Conference-Ohio Division match against Gahanna on Thursday at Newark High School. For more photos from the match, visit / Jason Lenhart/The Advocate NEWARK
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Google News - over 5 years
J and J Holmes, Inc. employed relator Angela Brown from May 2004 until June 3, 2010, as direct-care staff. Brown began experiencing health problems due to an allergic reaction to cosmetic surgery, and took a medical leave of absence and did not work at
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A grape form of gratitude - The Age
Google News - over 5 years
Eliza, Nicholas and Angela Brown with their father Peter R. Brown. ''Dad really didn't like getting old,'' Eliza, 37, the eldest, says. ''We used to call him Peter Pan.'' His 60th birthday was definitely not a time for retirement cruise brochures
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Westend Day Care to expand its play space - Portage Daily Graphic
Google News - over 5 years
There was a good turnout for a fundraiser to support Westend Day Care Centre's plans to expand its outdoor play space for the children attending the facility. On July 22, staff held a fundraiser barbecue at Portage Consumers
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Angela Brown
  • 2008
    Age 46
    In the 2008-2009 season, Brown sang Aida for Cape Town Opera in South Africa and for the Latvian National Symphony in Riga.
    More Details Hide Details She celebrated Christmas with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra in Alabama and the Southwest Michigan Symphony. In addition, she sang Aida at her debut with the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Leonora in Il Trovatore for her debut with Atlanta Opera, Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera for National Opera of Paris, and Elisabetta in Don Carlo for Cincinnati Opera, and performed Verdi's Requiem in Barcelona. Brown has also performed roles with the Indianapolis Opera. She has performed in concert with the San Antonio Symphony, Tulsa Philharmonic, Indianapolis Symphony, Cincinnati Pops, Brevard Festival Orchestra, Knoxville Symphony, Long Island Philharmonic, Asheville Lyric Opera's 10th Anniversary GalaHendersonville Symphony, Chautauqua Institution, the Kennedy Center's 25th Anniversary Celebration, Chicago Sinfonietta, The Joy of Music Television Series and tours throughout United States, Canada, New Zealand, Italy, and Africa. She has given recitals in such places as Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall.
    This summer Brown will perform Verdi's Requiem with the National Symphony of Spain in Madrid, give a concert of sacred repertoire at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Auckland, New Zealand, and will be the featured performer at the NAACP's national conference in July 2008.
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    She was also chosen by The Library of Congress as the featured soloist for the 2008-2009 National Celebration of the Bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln in February.
    More Details Hide Details In addition, Brown sang in concert at Dayton Opera, performed with the Indianapolis Symphony, sang Aida with Opera de la ABAO, the title role in Puccini's Tosca with Florida Grand Opera, and gave her first appearance in the role of Leonora in a concert version of La Forza del Destino with James Conlon for the Cincinnati May Festival.
  • 2007
    Age 45
    In the 2007-2008 season, Brown sang the title role of Aida and the role of Amelia in Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera at the Metropolitan Opera.
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  • 2006
    Age 44
    In the 2006-2007 season, Brown made her debut with Opéra National de Paris as Amelia in Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera, sang the title role of Verdi's Aida with Florida Grand Opera for the opening the new Carnival Performing Arts Center, and sang the role of Bess in Gershwin's Porgy and Bess for both Opera Pacific to open the new Orange County Performing Arts Center and the Opera Company of Philadelphia to mark the 150th Anniversary of the Academy of Music.
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  • 2005
    Age 43
    In the 2005-2006 season, Brown performed the role of Amelia in Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera and the role of Cilla in Margaret Garner for the Opera Company of Philadelphia, the title role in Verdi's Aida for Opera Pacific and Florentine Opera, Verdi's Requiem for the Festival of Saint Denis in France, concerts with the Indianapolis Symphony and Brevard Festival Orchestra, and recitals throughout the United States.
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  • 2004
    Age 42
    Her performance was so well received that an article about her appeared on the front page of the New York Times on November 8, 2004.
    More Details Hide Details Originally she was not scheduled that night to sing, as she had already sung two performances in the scheduled run of Aida and covering the role for the remainder of the run, but she was called to replace the ailing lead that night. Opera News stated of her performance "one of America’s most promising Verdi sopranos". In addition, Brown sang the role of Aida for Opera Company of Philadelphia and followed that with the world premiere of Margaret Garner, a new opera by Richard Danielpour and Toni Morrison, in the role of Cilla for Michigan Opera Theatre and Cincinnati Opera. She also appeared as a guest soloist in a concert of opera arias for Auckland Philharmonia (New Zealand) and Dayton Opera.
    In the 2004-2005 season, Brown made her critically acclaimed debut at the Metropolitan Opera in the title role of Verdi's Aida.
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  • 2003
    Age 41
    In the 2003-2004 season, Brown performed the roles of Elisabetta in Verdi's Don Carlo and Leonora in Verdi's Il Trovatore for the Opera Company of Philadelphia, the title role in Verdi's Aida for Shaker Mountain Opera, and the role of Cassandra in Taneyev's Agamemnon with the Manhattan Philharmonic and the Aquila Theater Company which toured Poland and was performed at her Carnegie Hall debut.
    More Details Hide Details She also performed a concert of Strauss and Wagner arias with the Auckland Philharmonia, was a soloist in Verdi's Requiem with the Louisville Orchestra, and a soloist with the Gibraltar Philharmonic. In addition, Brown made an unexpected appearance with the Opera Company of Philadelphia when she filled in at the last minute in the title role of Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos. Brown also filled in for an ailing singer for an orchestra rehearsal of Aida at the Metropolitan Opera. The company was so impressed with her work, they immediately called Brown's agent and booked her for two performances of Aida and 12 cover performances for the next season.
  • 2002
    Age 40
    In the 2002-2003 season, Brown performed at the Kimmel Center with the Philadelphia Orchestra for the September 11 Memorial Concert, return trips to the Metropolitan Opera to cover the roles of Aida and Ariadne, covering Leonora in Il Trovatore for San Francisco Opera, performances of Richard Strauss’ Four Last Songs with the El Paso Symphony and Muncie Symphony Orchestras, and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Roanoke Symphony Orchestra.
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  • 2001
    Age 39
    In the 2001-2002 season, Brown appeared as the Fourth Maid in Cincinnati Opera's production of Strauss' Elektra.
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  • 2000
    Age 38
    In the 2000-2001 season, Brown performed with the San Antonio Symphony, Teatro La Fenice, as Serena in Porgy and Bess with Opera Company of Philadelphia, and gave several recitals.
    More Details Hide Details She also began working for the Metropolitan Opera as a cover artist for the title roles of Verdi's Aida and Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos. This was followed by cover work for the company for the next three seasons.
  • 1997
    Age 35
    In 1997, Brown moved to New York City and began performing in a steady stream of small roles with larger opera companies and larger roles with smaller opera companies over the next several years.
    More Details Hide Details She also appeared in concerts with good regional orchestras and gave many recitals.
    She tried one more last time in 1997. "I had nothing to lose," she told the New York Times.
    More Details Hide Details Instead, she won everything, not only the regionals, but also the semi-finals and then the finals. The win bought her entry into the world of professional opera. Brown has since gone on to win the 2000 Richard Tucker Career Grant, a 1998 Sullivan Foundation Grant, the 1998 G.B. Viotti Verdi Vocal Competition, and the 1998 Opera Carolina Competition.
  • 1994
    Age 32
    While in graduate school, Brown began competing in several notable music competitions. In 1994 Brown tried out for the National Council Auditions of New York's Metropolitan Opera.
    More Details Hide Details She made it as far as the regional finals but proceeded no further. She tried out two more years in a row, only to be stopped twice more at the regional level.
  • 1992
    Age 30
    From 1992 to 1997, Brown continued her studies at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University with noted voice teacher Virginia Zeani.
    More Details Hide Details Brown had worked frequently with Zeani while at Oakwood College, as Ginger Beazley took Brown and her other students up to IU to participate in Zeani's master classes.
  • 1991
    Age 29
    Brown received a bachelor's degree in the Spring of 1991.
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  • 1986
    Age 24
    To that end, in the fall of 1986, at the age of 21, Brown enrolled at Oakwood College planning to major in biblical studies with a minor in music.
    More Details Hide Details Brown subsequently changed her major to music, however, after her voice teacher, Ginger Beazley, convinced her to pursue opera singing instead.
  • 1963
    Age 1
    Angela Brown was born in 1963 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
    More Details Hide Details Her mother, Freddie Mae Brown, was a painter, and her father, Walter Clyde Brown, was an autoworker at a Chrysler plant in Indianapolis for 41 years. Along with older brother George and younger brother Aaron, Brown was raised in a deeply spiritual Baptist household. Her grandfather was a Baptist minister in the city and Brown started singing at his church when she was 5 years old. Brown credits her musical experiences at church as instilling in her a love for singing. As a teenager, Brown started performing in Soul Music bands around Indianapolis and was highly active in the vocal music program at Crispus Attucks High School. Her high school choir director, Robert Fleck, taught Brown her first classical arias and entered her in several local music competitions, all of which Brown won. Brown also participated in her high school's musicals, playing Adelaide in Guys and Dolls among other roles.
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