lyric opera of chicago - yardbird

lyric opera of chicago - yardbird

Larry continues to play Charlie Parker in Daniel Schnyder's opera Yardbird, which will receive its Chicago premiere in March 2017. 

The tenor Lawrence Brownlee is familiar to New York opera audiences for his precise coloratura and smooth bel canto singing. This week, he shows off a different side of his artistry — including wordless scat riffs — in the role of Charlie Parker for the New York premiere of “Yardbird.” 

- The New York Times

Lyric Opera of Chicago – Duo Recital with Eric Owens

Lyric Opera of Chicago – Duo Recital with Eric Owens

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Houston Grand Opera - the abduction from the seraglio (Belmonte)

Houston Grand Opera - the abduction from the seraglio (Belmonte)

Larry joins James Robinson’s innovative production of Mozart’s comic gem brings the action to the decadent railcars of the 1920s Orient Express, making a triumphant return to HGO after nearly a decade.

Performances are on April 28, 30 and May 6, 10, 12. 

English National Opera - Yardbird

English National Opera - Yardbird

London Coliseum (map)

Hackney Empire and English National Opera present the European Premiere of Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD, a jazz-infused chamber ‘be-bopera’ by Daniel Schnyder with libretto by award winning African-American poet Bridgette A. Wimberly.

Lawrence Brownlee stars as the legendary saxophonist—a role crafted around the effortless, improvisational style that makes him one of music’s most sought after tenors.

In the empty twilight between life and death, saxophonist Charlie Parker composes his final masterpiece, revisiting the inspirations, demons and women who fueled his creative genius.

Set in the famed NYC jazz club Birdland, the opera is as uncompromising in its artistic vision as the “Yardbird” himself.

This project is the first in a series of work planned in partnership with English National Opera, Hackney Empire and Opera Philadelphia, to engage with a diverse range of artists and audience members through opera.

Artists Studio & Recital Series - Park Avenue Armory

Artists Studio & Recital Series - Park Avenue Armory

Park Avenue Armory (map)

Known as one of the world’s leading bel canto tenors, American-born Lawrence Brownlee has captivated audiences and critics alike with a wide range of roles from opera to contemporary music and jazz. The acclaimed singer comes to the Armory for a progressive concert that bridges multiple historic period rooms. The evening begins in the Board of Officers Room with a recital of lieder and art songs and continues in the Veterans Room with jazz standards and American spirituals, both designed to showcase his unique vocal artistry as well as the ambience of the spaces in which it is showcased.

Program to be announced