Lawrence Brownlee, tenor
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