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Lawrence Brownlee, tenor and Myra Huang, piano – Virtual Concert
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An Die Musik: Digital Program Book Song Texts
Pre-Concert Lecture with Mark Bilyeu:
American-born tenor Lawrence Brownlee will make his International Artist Series debut to open the 2020-2021 season on October 4th and 6th. Brownlee was named 2017 “Male Singer of the Year” by both the International Opera Awards and Bachtrack. He captivates audiences and critics around the world — and was recently hailed by The Guardian as “one of the world’s leading bel canto stars.” His voice has been praised by NPR as “an instrument of great beauty and expression… perfectly suited to the early nineteenth century operas of Rossini and Donizetti,” ushering in “a new golden age in high male voices” (The New York Times). Brownlee serves as Artistic Advisor at Opera Philadelphia, helping the company to expand their repertoire, diversity efforts and community initiatives.
Brownlee’s latest album, Allegro io son, received a Critic’s Choice from Opera News, and followed his previous Grammy-nominated release, Virtuoso Rossini Arias, which prompted New Yorker critic Alex Ross to ask “Is there a finer Rossini tenor than Lawrence Brownlee?”
Experience his artistry in this intimate recital of bel canto arias, American song, and spirituals.
Is there a finer Rossini tenor than Lawrence Brownlee?The New Yorker's Alex Ross
An instrument of great beauty and expression...perfectly suited to the early nineteenth century operas of Rossini and Donizetti.NPR Music
Allegro io son (Rita) Donizetti
Ecco ridente in cielo (Barber of Seville) Rossini
Una furtiva lagrima (Elixir of Love) Donizetti
Lonely House (Street Scene) Kurt Weill
Ah mes amis! (Daughter of the Regiment) Donizetti
Spirituals Arranged by Damien Sneed :
Every time I feel the spirit
Balm in Gilead
All night all day
Come by here
Spirituals Arranged by Jackie Hairston:
Guide my feet
Lord, I’ll go
This little Light of Mine
No Ways Tired
John Carter: Cantata
Prelude (piano solo)
Rondo (Peter go ring dem bells)
Recitative (Sometimes I feel like a motherless child)
Air (Let us break bread together)
Toccata (Ride on King Jesus)