LIVE: “Opera… From a Sistah’s Point of View” @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, 4/5/12

April 30th, 2012, 3:00 pm by Greg
Angela Brown

Review and photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

“I’ve travelled all around the world doing this (singing opera) and found out that most White people hate opera just as much as Black people do,” stated soprano Angela Brown, tongue-in-cheek.

Presenting “Opera… from a Sistah’s Point of View,” Brown’s mix of arias and conversation was ever so engaging and sometimes knee-slapping humorous when speaking to the large audience that Thursday night.

However, it was when Brown let loose with her powerfully crystal clear voice that there was no doubt that a great artist was performing in the house. Her dynamic vocal control effortlessly flew between quiet valleys and gargantuan mountains full of grace and beauty.

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