ANGELA BROWN BRINGING “OPERA FROM A SISTER’S POINT OF VIEW” TO KERRVILLE SCHOOL CHILDREN
World-renowned Metropolitan Opera star Angela Brown will be entertaining more than 1600 local school children from grades 3 through 8 in two 45 minute concerts at the Cailloux Theater on Wednesday, May 4th. Brown will be performing her highly acclaimed program called “Opera from a Sistah’s Point of View.” Children from grades 3 through 5 will attend the 10:00 A.M. concert and grades 5 through 8 will attend the 1:00 P.M. concert.
Brown, who stunned the opera world with her critically praised debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 2004 in the title role of “Aida”, created “Opera from a Sistah’s Point of View” as a witty recital program designed to dispel the myths of opera through bringing lively commentary on opera plots and characters, show stopping arias, poignant art songs and moving spirituals to a more diverse audience.
Brown’s zany commentary unravels convoluted opera plots with humor and creates a fresh awareness of the ethnic, geographic and socio-economic diversity portrayed in opera characters. Brown and her inspired, imaginative program were featured recently on CNN.
Brown is in Kerrville the first week in May preparing for her concert at the Cailloux Theater at 7:30 P.M., Friday, May 6th. Brown’s Friday concert, which will include soaring arias, spiritual and gospel favorites, and Broadway show tunes, will be the second concert of the three concert 2011 Mary C. Rohe Classical Music Series sponsored by Playhouse 2000.
Playhouse 2000 added the Children’s Wednesday concerts as a community outreach program that is free of charge. “This will be an extraordinary, memorable, and a once in a lifetime event for these young people,” said Playhouse 2000 President Kit Werlein. “In addition to being one of the greatest singers in the world today, Angela Brown is also a magnetic and energetic performer who will make classical music fun and entertaining for these children and inspire them at the same time.”
Accolades abound from school officials and teachers who have seen the program throughout the nation. Jennifer Parker in Buffalo, New York said “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…” And, educator
Glenn White said “even the boys left the auditorium smiling and humming ‘Summertime’…their teachers were in a happy state of shock.”
For tickets and information about Angela Brown’s concert at 7:30 P.M., Friday, May 6th, call the Cailloux Theater at 830-896-9393 or go on-line at www.caillouxtheater.com. Ticket prices range from $20.00 to $45.00. Discounted ticket prices are available for purchases by young people (age 16 and under) and groups of 10 or more.