Cara Brown


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Member: Canadian Actors’ Equity Association | Canadian Music Festival Adjudicators’ Association | National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)

Cara Brown as Berta in Il Barbiere di Siviglia
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 performance of Violetta’s aria Addio del passato...” In March she returned to work with Mercury Opera in the Night of Artists’ “A Night at the Opera.”

Cara also maintains a private voice studio and is a sought-after adjudicator and clinician.

Upcoming appearances include the promotional tour with the Alberta Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Emilio DeMercato.

Cara Brown in the role of the High Priestess for the Edmonton Opera production of Aida
Cara Brown in the role of the High Priestess for the Edmonton Opera production of Aida
photo: Kelly Redinger