Kearstin Piper Brown
Thurs. August 3 & Fri. August 4, 2023
First Presbyterian Church
American soprano Kearstin Piper Brown is delighted to begin her season with a return to Opera in Williamsburg as Musetta in La Bohème. She also headlined First Inversion’s Holding on Through Song IV and made her PBS Great Performances debut in Lynn Nottage and Ricky Ian Gordon’s Intimate Apparel opera at the Lincoln Center Theater. Later, Kearstin will make her Carnegie Hall debut singing the music of J.S. Bach and Margaret Bonds with the St. Cecelia Chorus of New York, and debut with the National Philharmonic Orchestra in Handel’s Messiah.
Ms. Brown has performed the role of Bess worldwide with Opera Kazan, New Orleans Opera, Skylight Music Theatre, Dayton Opera, Virginia Opera, Utah Festival Opera and the Belarusian State Philharmonic Orchestra, Minsk. In addition, the European Porgy and Bess tour of New York Harlem Productions brought her Bess to such prestigious venues as the Hamburgische Staatsoper, the Semperoper Dresden, the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, and the Komische Oper Berlin. Another touring production of the Gershwin classic was with Cape Town Opera, where she sang at the Edinburgh Festival, the Royal Festival Hall London, and the Israeli Opera.
Highlights of Ms. Brown’s performances as a concert soloist include appearances with the Dallas Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Residentie Orkest – The Hague, Moscow City Symphony, Pasadena Symphony, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Lebanon Symphony and Chorus, SanJose Chamber Orchestra, and Cedar Rapids Chorale and Symphony. She has also been heard at the Palais Augarten in Vienna, in the Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem with the Rochester Oratorio Society, the Rochester Early Music Festival, KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival, and the Hines- Lee Opera Ensemble at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
“Kearstin Piper Brown is a rising talent to watch.”
THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER