Cara Brown is a lyric soprano who is open and vibrant, both on and off stage. She has performed the roles of Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro in Rome, Italy, Micaëla in Carmen with Vancouver Island Opera, Nedda in Pagliacci, the Dew Fairy and Sandman in Hänsel and Gretel, and Despina in a concert version of Cosi Fan Tutte. An Opera Canada magazine review described her voice as having “enviable clarity of tone” and in the Edmonton Journal she was described as “dolce, sweet dolce”, in a review of Pagliacci. Ms. Brown has performed a wide range of repertoire in concerts and recitals, including opera, art song, musical theatre and cross-over music.
In addition to performing, Cara Brown has been teaching voice for eight years, since graduating from the University of Western Ontario. Ms. Brown teaches private voice lessons to students of all ages, as well as Musical Theatre. She is energetic and focused with her students, and encourages them to sing with their whole heart and to strive to reach their full potential.
Cara is also becoming a sought-after adjudicator and clinician. In 2010, she conducted three workshops for choristers in the Elk Island Choirs, wherein Leesila Dawkins, the Junior Honour Choir Director stated, “Cara is energetic and organized. She has a warm, powerful lyric voice, as well as a beautiful interpretive dramatic and musical sense. I feel she is a singer and workshop leader of wonderful potential.” Cara Brown has also been the director for numerous musical projects, as well as a vocal coach for Keyano College Theatre.
Ms. Brown is also the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Alberta Music Education Foundation, a registered charity that provides funding and innovative ideas for music education throughout Alberta. AMEF exists because of the belief that the study, performance and appreciation of music in an integral part of a well-rounded life and vibrant communities, a belief that Cara shares and encourages in her own community.