"Pavarotti blew a kiss to Lori Brown Mirabal whose mezzo-soprano has a handsome rounded sonority...she sang a diva version of a piece by Bellini and warmed the stage..." - Bernard Holland, New York Times
Throughout her award-winning singing career Lori Brown Mirabal has worked with legendary opera and music theatre luminaries in international opera houses and on Broadway. In addition to her stage career she was featured in the PBS television documentary Aida’s Brothers and Sisters; and she had a comical cameo debut in the major motion picture The Secret Lives of Dentists.
Along with her performing career Mirabal has created an opera production company, Opera Soup Productions, LLC that introduces young audiences to opera in engaging and meaningful ways. Her first children’s book, “From Soul Singing to Opera Soup,” launches her career as a published author. Her debut children’s recording, Musetta's Musical Story Time; Original Stories with Melodies From Around The World will be available for international release in March 2019.
This snug-able listening experience, inspired by a beloved children's story, combines classical vocalist Lori Brown Mirabal's enjoyment of teaching music to children with her imaginative stories and lovingly sung performances of original and global songs. Ideal for story time everywhere whether at home, in schools, in libraries or in children's hospitals. This compilation can also be performed live in concert.
Concept, Stories and Producer: Lori Brown Mirabal, Ed.D.
Recording/Mixing/Mastering: Edward B. Kessel at
Graphic Design: Mariana Franzetti
Download the One-Sheet here
From the Urban Stage
Throughout the month of September, Urban Stages’ Play Fest & Fundraiser will bring virtual staged readings directly to you as well as post-show interviews conducted by Craig Horsley and special extended interviews by Sue Matsuki. These online events will be available for a limited time.
Check the premiere dates for each play to watch these amazing works by Urban Stages’ artists when they are available. Best of all, watch the plays (and pre-show) for FREE!
Instead of buying a ticket, we ask you to help us continue to discover and champion exciting new plays and diverse artists. Simply click on the donate button to take part in our fundraiser. It takes only a few minutes to support new theater, new voices and everything Urban Stages does. It takes your generosity for a theater like Urban Stages to survive, especially during these difficult times; please give.
LATEST PRESS RELEASES
Lori Brown Mirabal makes her debut at the United Solo Theatre Festival on October 1st. Learn more here!
Muzilog had a moment to chat with me on Musetta's Musical Story Time. Check out our conversation here!
"This is a wonderfully written book. A must read for children and adults alike. Dr. Mirabal lights the path for every aspiring artist. It just takes imagination, determination, and inspiration! The poetic text and photographs take the reader on an exciting operatic journey." - Joanne Emery, Literary Specialist
"Charming and informative, Dr. Lori Brown Mirabal's book for young budding artists and for the young at 'art' will inspire. Dr. Mirabal's love of teaching and love of opera are combined in her personal story of finding her own path. Brava!" - Cecilie D. Keenan
"This is a wonderfully inspirational story of and by a renowned performer and teacher. It will motivate youngsters to reach for the stars." - John B. Roberts, Jr.
“A dramatic entrance in full opera regalia sets the tone for the lively interactive program of opera performer Lori Brown Mirabal. With a passion for opera that can ignite the most passive audience, Mirabal combines superb musicality with a captivating gift for storytelling. Her presentation, designed for youngsters, delights adults as well and is a treat for anyone who has ever been intimidated by opera.” - Joanne Bonwick, The Ridgewood News.
For information about Opera Soup presentations click here.
What Kid's Have to Say...
“Your are an excellent singer. You should be the champion” – Shabaaz, student
“I want to be like you…how did you learn?” –Marisol, student
“You have a good piano player…how many years has he been playing?” –Chris, student
“I like your singing, and I like you, and I like your dancing, and you are my fan” --Allie, student
“I like your songs. How do you sing like that? Can you teach us to?” –Kristine, student
“I like your voice. It is beautiful. Your show was fantastic!” –Brittny, student
“Thank you for sharing your voice and piano with us. I hope you come again. I had a good time!" - Kiersten,student