Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Donna Brown


Born in Ottawa in 1955.

Studied piano, voice and composition in Ottawa and at McGill University in Montreal before moving to Paris.

Made her debut in Paris as Micáela in Peter Brook's Tragedie De Carmen, a role she next sings for Opera Lyra in Ottawa.

Renowned for the floating, angelic quality of her voice, quickly became one of the leading sopranos in Europe, performing on many of the world's great opera and concert stages.

In the 2000-2001 season, appeared in an early music concert with Hervé Niquet at the Festival de Musique sacrée in Ottawa; collaborated with Pinchas Zukerman and the National Arts Centre Orchestra for a Haydn concert in the summer of 2001.

Has made over two dozen recordings.


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