Angela Brown: "At last an Aida," wrote The New York Times on the occasion of Angela Brown's 2004 Metropolitan Opera debut, calling the night "a major event." The Associated Press recognized her performance by saying: "At this still-early stage of her career, she combines a potent, dusky lower register with a striking ability to spin out soft high notes of shimmering beauty. There's no doubt her voice is powerful enough for Verdi; she sailed loud and clear above even the massed choruses that crowd the Met stage during the Triumphal Scene in... more Act II."
Miss Brown brandishes pure vocal power and finesse and has won the acclaim of critics and audiences. Not only does she excel as Aida, but also as Amelia, Tosca, Elisabetta, Leonora and Ariadne. She has been heralded as the ideal American dramatic soprano: sheer vocal power; luxurious finesse; shimmering, high pianissimos; and a charming personality larger than life.