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Co-Producer & Featured Performer

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Throughout her award-winning singing career, Lori Brown Mirabal has performed with legendary opera and music theatre luminaries.  Lori created the leading role of “Clara Brown” in the acclaimed world premiere of Gabriel’s Daughter at Central City Opera in Colorado.  She received professional training at the University of Memphis (B.F.A Theatre ’81), Juilliard (JOC, ’91) and at Manhattan School of Music (MM. Voice, ’94).  Lori earned both a masters and doctorate in Music Education at Columbia University’s Teachers College (’08).  Since that time, she established an outreach company, Opera Soup Productions, LLC, that introduces children to opera, published a children’s book From Soul Singing to Opera Soup, and released a children’s recording, Musetta’s Musical Story Time. More recently, her solo shows Charmed Life and Making Opera Soup have premiered off Broadway at Urban Stages in NYC, at 1st Stage’s Logan Festival in Tysons, Virginia., and throughout the tri-state area.


  • Awarded the Arthur J. Conley travel grant by Kent Place School to complete the documentary film Gabriel’s Daughter, The Life and Legacy of Clara Brown, 2021

  • Awarded a full scholarship and stipend to participate in the Juilliard Opera Center (JOC) program, 1991-1992 Regional Winner, Metropolitan Opera Association, 1992

  • First Place winner of the Leontyne Price Vocal Arts Competition, under the auspices of the National Opera Association, 1990

  • Awarded a personal scholarship from Oprah Winfrey under the auspices of Senator Jesse Jackson’s PUSH Excel Scholarship Program,1984


Recently starred in her original autobiographical Off-Broadway solo show “Charmed Life” at Urban stages in NYC and First Stages in Tysons Fall, Va. Her show has received rave reviews. One critic best summarized: “…An outstanding talent, beautiful spirit and all-around charmer, her supreme storytelling is nothing short of magical. Her sublime presentation will leave you feeling optimistic and smiling” – DC Metro Theatre Arts, (2021-2022)

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