The opera is set in Louisiana in 2010, this potent story chronicles the journey of an American soldier returning from Afghanistan with PTSD as he struggles with his shattered soul, his strained marriage, and the crumbling economy in the wake of the Gulf Oil Spill, while his wife faces courageous sacrifices to stand by the man she loves amidst an ecological disaster which radically changes their lives.
Brown will also be performing in recital at Bethany Lutheran Church, Crystal Lake, IL, on 12/10/14. She will be performing works by Brahms, Strauss, Mahler, Price, Adams, Bonds, and others.
Gwendolyn Brown has a voice which will blow your mind: unbelievably strong, deep, rich and powerful. She is definitely a Contralto to watch.
The Canticle of the Black Madonna will run from the 5th to the 6th September.