Cara Brown as Berta
in Edmonton Opera production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia
photo: Nanc Price
Praised for her “enviable clarity of tone” (Opera Canada), Canadian soprano Cara Brown is recognized as a vibrant and generous artist, both on and off stage. Since her operatic debut singing Despina in a concert version of Cosi fan Tutte with The Opera Project, she has been inspiring audiences with her distinct voice and compelling honesty in recitals and operas across Western Canada.
Ms. Brown has portrayed Nedda in Mercury Opera’s production of Pagliacci, Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro in Rome, Italy, with Operafestival di Roma, Micaëla in Carmen with Vancouver Island Opera and Calgary Concert Opera Company, and High Priestess in Aida with Edmonton Opera in a role and company debut. She has graced the stages numerous times with Opera NUOVA in recitals, and performed the roles of the Dew Fairy and the Sandman in Hänsel and Gretel. She re-appeared on the Edmonton Opera stage in October 2014 as Berta in Il Barbiere di Siviglia.
In recital and concert, Ms. Brown has appeared as a featured guest performer with Vancouver Island Opera, Red Deer Symphony and Calgary Concert Opera Company. With respect to her appearance with the Edmonton Youth Orchestra at the Verdi Festival Gala Concert at the Winspear Centre, Edmonton Journal’s Mark Morris noted that “The highlights were soprano Cara Brown’s touching per-formance of Violetta’s aria Addio del passato...” Ms. Brown performed as a featured guest soloist on the premiere tour of the Alberta Symphony Orchestra with a chamber ensemble, and pianist and conductor Emilio De Mercato. Most recently she appeared with Maestro De Mercato to perform in Symphony Paradiso: the movie music of Ennio Morricone and Nino Rota, in her hometown of Sherwood Park at Festival Place.
Cara also maintains a private voice studio and is a sought-after adjudicator and clinician.
Cara Brown in the role of the High Priestess for the Edmonton Opera production of Aida
photo: Kelly Redinger