"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.
Download the One-Sheet here
Concept, Stories and Producer: Lori Brown Mirabal, Ed.D.
Recording/Mixing/Mastering: Edward B. Kessel at
Graphic Design: Mariana Franzetti
New York: Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director) is thrilled to bring back From Soul Singing To Opera Star, Lori Brown Mirabal's play with music, CHARMED LIFE. The play will enjoy a limited run through August 1, 2021 at Urban Stages Theatre (258 W 30 Street). Tickets are $30 (previews are $20) and available by visiting urbanStages.org or by phone at 1.866.811.4111.
CHARMED LIFE was the last production to perform at Urban Stages before COVID shut theatres down around the country. Directed by Vincent Scott, CHARMED LIFE is a musical journey from Mirabal's hometown of Nashville, to opera stages across the world. She toasts entertainment luminaries, including Oprah, Cab Calloway, and Pavarotti, that had a hand in her rise, and salutes the black opera singers that paved the way. With comedy, storytelling, and show-stopping musical numbers, Mirabal brings you inside the world of opera and, inside her efforts to spread the art form, especially to the next generation. Charmed Life is a feel-good play about opera, being open to opportunities and grabbing hold of the luck that comes your way.
CHARMED LIFE REVIEWS:
“Charmed Life” closed on March 14, 2020 due to the Pandemic. Now, Lori Mirabal is back. Let’s give her a big welcome. Join us in a COVID safe theater with proof of vaccination, and mask up for an entertaining evening of story and song.”
- Frances Hill, Urban Stages’ Artistic Director
READ THE DC METRO INTERVIEW WITH DEB MILLER: Singer Lori Brown Mirabal reflects on her ‘Charmed Life’ and career at Urban Stages
"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.
Hey Parents! Be sure to download the "Opera Lady" coloring page! You/your child can color, scan and email me at Lbmoperaforyoung@aol.com. I would love to see your artwork!
“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