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Opera Roanoke Pop-Up Performance

Friday, March 06, 2020

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Free and Open to All

Experience a beautiful performance-in-the-round by Opera Roanoke's Brooke Tolley, a soprano who has performed on stages from Chicago to New York, but calls Roanoke home. 

Brooke's performance will be inspired by the Taubman exhibition, riverrun: New Works by Ray Kass.

Brooke serves as the general director of Opera Roanoke and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance from Liberty University and a Master of Arts in Voice from Radford University.

She has been a Young Artist at Asheville Lyric Opera and Chicago Summer Opera, where she made her debut as the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute in 2014, returning to cover the role at Opera Roanoke in 2015.

She has performed lead roles with Capitol Opera Raleigh and Saltworks Opera, among others.

As a concert soloist, Brooke has performed in Handel’s Messiah, DuBois’ Seven Last Words of Christ, Schubert’s Mass in G, and made her Lincoln Center debut in 2017 singing the soprano solo in Pepper Choplin’s A Journey with the Shepherd.

As a voice teacher, she has maintained a private voice studio for students across the Roanoke Valley since 2012 and has taught voice lessons at Jefferson Center’s Music Lab and Hollins University.

Brooke along with Opera Roanoke is passionate about connecting audiences of all ages with opera in both traditional and site-specific venues and believes that opera should be accessible to all.

To learn more about Opera Roanoke, visit their web site at https://operaroanoke.org.

This pop-up performance is free and open to the public as part of Roanoke Arts POP!, a winter celebration of arts and culture in Virginia's Blue Ridge.

Nearly two dozen organizations from the region will gather at the Taubman Museum of Art March 6-8 to share what makes them - and southwest Virginia - so culturally vibrant and fun. Don't miss out!

Roanoke Arts POP! is generously supported by the Roanoke Cultural Endowment and Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge. 

Above image: 

Ray Kass, NOTATION IV (detail), 2019, Twenty panels, 108 x 240 in., watercolor, smoke, mica, oil emulsion and pigment on rag paper, under shaved beeswax, mounted on primed wood panels, Courtesy of the artist