Jimmy Brown

Tenor, James Brown, a native of south Louisiana, is an active proponent of
early and new music. He has sung roles in such operas as Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Carmen, Eugene Onegin, Cosí fan Tutte, Die Zauberflöte, Monteverdi's L'Incoronazione di Poppea, Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream and Conrad Susa's Transformations.

Dr. Brown has appeared with such opera companies as New York City Opera, New Orleans Opera, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Bronx Opera, Rogue Opera (Oregon), Chautauqua Opera, Skylight Opera Theatre (Milwaukee), Aspen Opera Theater and The Spoleto Festival in Spoleto, Italy. The tenor has sung under the baton of such well-known conductors as Rinaldo Alessandrini, James Conlin, John DeMain, Richard Hickox, Julius Rudel and Robert Spano.

James joined the roster of New York
City Opera last season for Monteverdi's Il Ritorno d'Ulisse and John Phillip
Sousa's The Glassblowers. He has introduced three world premieres while a
Doctoral candidate: Stony Brook faculty member, Sheila Silver's The Thief of
Love, Jack Beeson's The Equilibrists and Riccardo Zohn-Muldoon's Comala at
the Teatro de Bellas Artes in Mexico City.

Dr. Brown has coached song repertoire with Steven Blier, Margo Garrett, Martin Katz and Roger Vignoles. As a recitalist, James has appeared at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, Harris Concert Hall at the Aspen Festival, The Ravinia Festival in Chicago and Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California.

Mr. Brown holds degrees from Loyola University/ New Orleans and the Juilliard School. Currently, the tenor is a Doctoral student at SUNY Stony Brook.

Upcoming engagements include Rameau's Pygmalion with New York State Baroque and Bach St. Matthew Passion Evangelist in Oregon.

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