Irrepressible Rosina refuses to marry her pompous old guardian. Meanwhile, a bold young count is eager to win Rosina for himself. And who’s going to make sure those two finish the opera united? The cleverest character in all of Seville: the barber Figaro, whose services are sought after by everyone for everything (the guy has a lot more talents than just cutting hair). Rossini’s music—the aural equivalent of champagne—is the last word in humor, inspiring smiles and laughter on every page of the score, which is what makes Barber the most popular of all operatic comedies.
In its first-ever staging at Dutch National Opera & Ballet, the exuberant fairy tale opera La Cenerentola (Cinderella) promises to be a fun-filled and unforgettable December performance to enchant the whole family. Special children’s ticket prices apply for La Cenerentola!
Once the most performed opera of its time, this bel canto drama features some of the most challenging arias ever written. Woven into Donizetti’s now–rarely performed La favorite is a classic love triangle among a noblewoman, king, and warrior.
Opera powerhouse and HGO Studio alumna Jamie Barton and international star Lawrence Brownlee return to Houston for this HGO premiere.
North Carolina Opera is proud to present one of the leading singers of the day, superstar tenor Lawrence Brownlee, in a vocal recital accompanied by piano. Mr. Brownlee has conquered opera houses and concert halls worldwide with his dazzling, high-flying performances. Now experience his artistry even more deeply with this intimate recital that includes Schumann’s complete song cycle Dichterliebe (A Poet’s Love) along with Tyshawn Sorey's Cycles of My Being . Experience the tenor who banishes, “the ghosts of Caruso and Pavarotti” (The New Yorker) with his “effortless, ringing high Cs” (The New York Times). The vocal event of this or any season!
Cycles of My Being is a song cycle that centers on what it means to be an African American man living in America today. The cycle was composed by pianist-percussionist Tyshawn Sorey, with lyrics by the award-winning poet Terrance Hayes, both of whom are MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant Winners, and was co-commissioned by Opera Philadelphia, Carnegie Hall, and Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Lyric Unlimited.
Of the creation of the cycle, Brownlee said, “The idea started with the injustices we see on a daily basis. We’ve summed it up as being about ‘black male subjectivity.'” Brownlee went on, “It was important for me to do this. I’ve been 20 years as an artist, establishing a career. This was an opportunity to do more of a passion project."
A Grammy Award nominee, Lawrence Brownlee’s voice has been praised by The New Yorker for its “sweet tone, fastidious pitch, and poetic phrasing.” Hear his Baltimore Debut in a program that pairs a new song cycle exploring the realities of life as an African-American man in America with Schumann’s beloved Dichterliebe.
Lawrence Brownlee joins Michael Spyres and the Puerto Rico Symphony for a performance with CulturArte de Puerto Rico. More details TBA
Join world-class musicians performing a day of the timeless music of Austrian composer, Franz Schubert, in Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece, Unity Temple.
This is Schubert Festival + Oak Park— a biennial event including four concerts in one—a song recital, chamber music, and piano works, performed by members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Lyric Opera Symphony, featuring acclaimed pianist, Winston Choir and international operatic sensation, Lawrence Brownlee.
Set in Unity Temple, which has just been named a 2019 UNESCO Wold Heritage Site and has been lovingly restored to jewel box splendor, the festival seeks to present this Austrian musical experience not just to music lovers familiar with Schubert, but also to expose young people to a live experience of art, music and architecture.
FCM is pleased to welcome tenor Lawrence Brownlee in his FCM debut performance. Named 2017 “Male Singer of the Year” by both the International Opera Awards and Bachtrack, American-born tenor Lawrence Brownlee has been praised by NPR as “an instrument of great beauty and expression.” Concert will feature the Colorado premiere of Tyshawn Sorey's "Cycles of My Being."
Youngstown native and internationally renowned tenor Lawrence Brownlee joins the YSO & Randall Craig Fleischer for the very first time in a program of arias, spirituals and songbook standards. This performance will feature the voices of Singers Together, Simple Gifts Choir and the Youngstown Connection, as well as excerpts from the speeches of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Tenor Lawrence Brownlee is one of the great voices of our time. Captivating audiences and critics around the world, he is a fixture at leading international opera houses and major orchestra halls, and his concerts have been broadcast to millions. Program to include Schumann’s Dichterliebe and Tyshawn Sorey’s new work Cycles of My Being, a song cycle that centers on what it means to be an African American man living in America today.
With the South African soprano Pretty Yende, the Würth Philharmonic welcome another international opera star. Otherwise, on the stages of the world celebrated stormy, presents the sympathetic singer in Künzelsau with a great "Best of" her previous roles. The American tenor Lawrence Brownlee is her a more than worthy partner, the two have already been together in Vienna, Paris and in May 2019 in Zurich together. Together, they sing arias and duets of glittering works by Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti, Charles Gounod and others.
Who’s the guy you can call when your love life’s in shambles? It’s Figaro! Figaro! Figaro! – the indomitable barber of Seville, who’s a master of disguises, surprises, and deceptions. If you’ve got the money, he’s got the time for even the most difficult case! Enter Count Almaviva, who’s smitten with the lovely Rosina. But her grumpy old guardian has her under lock and key because he intends to marry her himself! Not to worry, though, because Figaro has more offensive and defensive moves than The Dallas Cowboys, and true love triumphs in the end.
Lawrence Brownlee plays Gualtiero in Vincenzo Bellini two act opera "Il Pirata" ("The Pirate").