Opera tenor Lawrence Brownlee on Tavis Smiley
From PBS's Tavis Smiley, November 19, 2013
Performing opposite the leading ladies of contemporary opera, Lawrence Brownlee is the most in-demand American tenor in the bel canto repertoire (the beautiful, but difficult high-flying registers that elude so many singers). He’s been featured in nearly every major theater in the world and enjoys a relationship with many premiere conductors and symphony orchestras. Brownlee has won numerous honors, including the distinction of being the first artist to win both the Marian Anderson and Richard Tucker Awards in the same year. An Ohio native, he holds a Master of Music degree from Indiana University and participated in young artist programs at both the Seattle and Wolf Trap Operas.