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Bay Area Artists SF Opera Singer Hope Briggs & America's Got Talent Famed Lawrence Beamon & ATL Songbird Sylvia Camille Perform in Washington D. C. @ 10th Anniversary Commemoration 3-9-2024

San Francisco Artists

SF Opera Singer

Hope Briggs & Lawrence Beamen of America's Got Talent Fame

Slated for Washington, D.C. &

Tenth Anniversary Commemoration of "Love Separated in Life...Love Reunited in Honor" March 9, 2024

Hope is featured nationally on PBS performing the role of Emma Hyers

in the documentary Voices for Freedom - The Hyers Sisters' Legacy


About Hope

HOPE BRIGGS as a critically acclaimed Verdi soprano is known for the depth and beauty of her voluptuous voice. Ms. Briggs is hailed as “an artist of vocal sensitivity, theatrical wisdom, and integrity.” Her commanding stage presence and moving interpretations have brought her to great success singing the title role in Aida with Nevada Opera, Sacramento Opera and Cedar Rapids Opera and Leonora in Il Trovatore with El Paso Opera, Opera Roanoke and Festival Opera of Walnut Creek as well as Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera with Festival Opera of Walnut Creek.

Hope Briggs, a native of New Jersey, drew a rave review from Opera News for her San Francisco Opera debut as the Duchess of Parma in Busoni’s Doktor Faust “… Hope Briggs was stellar, delivering one of the evening’s highlights with her lusciously intoned, lovelorn aria.” 

Most recently, Ms. Briggs sang the role of Lucinda in Opera San Jose's workshop of Jake Heggie's newest opera, Intelligence, and made her debut with Reno Chamber Orchestra in Beethoven's Ah! Perfido. She also appeared as Marschallin in excerpts of Der Rosenkavalier with Fremont Symphony Orchestra, performed Bruckner’s Te Deum with Oakland Symphony, returned to Baton Rouge for Opéra Louisiane’s 10th Anniversary Gala, and made two important role debuts: Nedda in I Pagliacci with Festival Opera and the title role in Joplin’s Treemonisha with Mississippi Symphony Orchestra. She also sang Cio Cio San in Madama Butterfly with Opéra Louisiane, debuted at Carnegie Hall with the New England Symphonic Ensemble, and sang Verdi’s Messa da Requiem with the San Francisco Choral Society at Davies Symphony Hall.

2021 performances included: solo recitals with St. Ignatius Parish's Virtual Virtuoso Concert Series, Opera San Jose's Workshop of Jake Heggie's Intelligence, Ah! Perfido with Symphony Parnassus, and The Messiah with Pacific Chamber Symphony. In 2022 she will perform the soprano solos in Paul Moravec’ oratorio Sanctuary Road with Oakland Symphony, Norcal MLK Towards Justice: MLK Freedom Concert, Bear Valley Music Festival, and Majesty of the Spiritual at Herbst Theater. Click Here for More About Hope

"I experience music as a gift from God. Every song that I sing is a devotion of the heart, and I strive to inspire the hearts of my listeners. Whether it is Christian, Classical, Adult Contemporary, R&B, or Negro Spiritual, the through line is felt with soulful intention. Through song, I bring back the depth of Barry White, the soul of Mahalia Jackson, and the honesty and rhythm of Bill Withers, because music is the power!”

Lawrence Beamen’s musical career took off at the age of 16 when he was invited to sing for Rosa Parks. It was at this crossroad that Beamen realized his calling as a professional singer and performer. The experience paralleled his community focused upbringing in the church, where he first learned to sing, and it showed him early on the necessity of giving voice to what you are most passionate about. And so, Beamen pursued his passion for expressing himself and his values through music, later to become a dynamic talent in the music industry as a singer, song-writer, producer, composer and actor.

Beamen first began his vocal training in gospel hymns in his church congregation. He moved from Vicksburg, Mississippi to California at a young age, bringing with him such influential Southern genres such as traditional sound then negro spiritual, later to blend with the more contemporary sounds of the West Coast. On stage, Beamen captivates audiences not only with his rich baritone voice, but also in his humbly charismatic demeanor and strong physical presence. His music has been compared to such icons as Barry White, Stevie Wonder, Paul Robeson, Luther Vandross, Teddy Pendergrass. He integrates his classically trained vocals with a versatile range of musical abilities that maintain a familiar soulful richness with spiritual undertones and values.

Entrepreneur, Designer, Recording Artist

Lawrence has expanded his focus from music to include "Fitted," a modern textile company he founded and runs from Burlingame, CA. He limits his performances to nonprofits, social justice causes, and under served communities.


Sylvia Camille

Joins the line up ...From the ATL

Sylvia Camille, an original Georgia Peach is a singer, actress and host. As a newborn, Sylvia Camille’s mother recalls her singing in the crib. From there, her love for music has evolved into a passion that she is poised to share with the world. Her singing ability was discovered in church when the children’s choir director, Mrs. Eloise Dukes, asked her to sing the lead to “I’m Still Holding On.” That experience sparked her interest in singing. Her acting was ignited at Benjamin E. Mayes High School when Mr. Tommy Ross, her choir director over the Drama Club, asked her to perform in Purlie and West Side Story.  


Since that time, she has performed throughout the United States. To date, Sylvia Camille has many memorable accomplishments in the music sector: Third Place Vocalist at the Adult Vocal Competition in Columbus, Georgia ’00, Best Vocalist ’07 in a Theatrical Play (The Journey), the April “Just Keep It Clean” Talent Competition 2009, Runner Up to the Canton Jones “Just Keep It Clean” finals, and being named the 2010 Atlanta Gospel Fest American Idol Winner

Her contributions to acting include The Wedding (Lead), Before Black Lives Matter, When Love Calls Your Name (Lead), The Corner, 16th Street Baptist Church, #myAlabama, The Journey, The Mercy Seed, The Right Praise, A Song for Adaeze, and The Present Day Ruth (Lead). Click Here to Learn More.

Sylvia Camille is the niece of Sp5 Wyley Wright Jr. and Ouida Fay Wright, the sister of her late father U.S. Army Veteran Alex Zack McLendon. It's often said of Sylvia Camille that she has the "resemblance and beauty of her Aunt Fay."

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