Mezzo soprano Erica Brookhyser graces the stage for a solo concert on Dec. 7 and 8 at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Ms. Brookhyser was born and raised in Newport before going on to a heralded international opera career. She is presently in her third season as a permanent ensemble member at Staatsheater Darmstadt, Germany, and begin her 2012-13 season there as the title role in Bizet’s Carmen. Program to be announced. Tickets here.