Tenor Lawrence Brownlee is one of opera’s most sought after singers, with a voice—praised by NPR as “an instrument of great beauty and expression”—that has captivated audiences and critics alike. Since winning a Grand Prize in the 2001 Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions, his ascent in the opera world has been breathtaking. A bel canto specialist, he performs regularly with the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, La Scala and many other top opera companies and orchestras around the globe, and was recently nominated for “Male Singer of the Year” by the International Opera Awards. Brownlee has produced a critically acclaimed discography including the GRAMMY-nominated Virtuoso Rossini Arias. A 2016 highlight was his recital at the Kennedy Center as part of the inaugural season of Rénee Fleming’s Voices concert series. Waterford opera fans will not want to miss this opera sensation. $45 adult/$20 for students.