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Sat, Jan 27


Lowery Freshman Center Auditorium

A Night at the Opera - It's in English, Y'all!

The Allen Philharmonic Orchestra & Symphony Chorus present a captivating repertoire of arias from renowned operas, all sung in English!

A Night at the Opera - It's in English, Y'all!
A Night at the Opera - It's in English, Y'all!

Time & Location

Jan 27, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Lowery Freshman Center Auditorium, 368 N Greenville Ave, Allen, TX 75002, USA

About the event

Experience an enchanting evening with the Allen Philharmonic Orchestra & Symphony Chorus as they present a captivating repertoire of arias from renowned operas, all sung in English! 

Experience the allure of timeless classics such as Carmen, La Traviata, La Boheme, Madame Butterfly, Die Fledermaus, and others. Revel in contemporary favorites from Gilbert and Sullivan shows, Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera. This event will delight and enthrall every music enthusiast in the audience.

Featured performers

Brianna Clancy, MM Opera, possesses a magnetic stage presence and powerful mezzo-soprano. The newest board member at North Texas Opera on Tap is also a staff singer at Christ the King Catholic Church and runs a private studio teaching voice and music theory in Princeton. She is excited to debut with the Allen Philharmonic! In 2023, Clancy was seen as Mercédès with Diversità Opera Arts, where she covered Carmen in a double bill of Carmen and The Marriage of Figaro. In May she was featured as Dorabella in Opera Arlington’s inaugural production of Così fan Tutte. Brianna sang with the Fort Worth Opera chorus in the 2022–2023 season, and is frequently heard with NTX Opera on Tap. Favorite roles include La Zia Principessa (Suor Angelica), Olga (Eugene Onegin), and Charlotte (Werther). Brianna is also active in Musical Theatre, appearing as The Wardrobe in Beauty and the Beast with NTPA Repertory Theatre, and Ella (Bells are Ringing), and Tanya (Mamma Mia!) with The Company of Rowlett Performers. Her dearest ambition is to book Amneris in Verdi’s Aida.

Johnny DeAndre Brown, a Fort Worth native, has performed with the Fort Worth Opera, Fort Worth Youth Orchestra (Mozart’s Coronation Mass in C), and the Houston County Choral Society (Dubois’s Seven Last Words of Christ). In 2016, he was awarded the Richard E. McGinty Director Emeritus Award at the inaugural Houston Saengerbund Vocal Competition. Mr. Brown’s opera roles include Tamino in Die Zauberflöte (Music Ministry Conservatory and Opera Breve Vocal Intensive), Ferrando in Così fan tutte (Vancouver Summer Opera Workshop), and Andrei in Tchaikovsky’s Mazepa (Russian Opera Workshop).

Malcolm Payne Jr, acclaimed for his silky baritone voice, made his Dallas Opera mainstage debut as Il Conte di Ceprano in Tomer Zvulun’s production of Rigoletto conducted by Emmanuel Villaume. He made his Carnegie Hall debut as a featured soloist with the Turtle Creek Chorale singing John Williams and Dick Rowland in the world premiere of Marquees L. Garrett’s and Sandra Seaton's Dreamland: Tulsa 1921 conducted by Sean Mikel Baugh. Payne is currently a Hattie Mae Lesley Resident Artist with the Fort Worth Opera where he originated the role of Stephen Biko in the world premiere of Stand Up composed by Joe Illick. Future engagements include a role debut in The Dallas Opera 2023-24 season, baritone soloist in Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Flower Mound Symphony Orchestra, and a guest artist recital in the Warfield Concerts Series. Payne is an alumnus of the University of North Texas with Performance degrees in Voice and Flute. 

Tickets for this event are sold by Allen ISD at:

They are priced at $15 for children and students; $20 for seniors aged 62 and older; and $25 for adults.

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