Lawrence Brownlee announces 2015-2016 season
Including performances at the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Opéra National de Paris, Opernhaus Zurich and more
The approaching 2015-2016 season for star tenor Lawrence Brownlee is perhaps his most exciting yet, including performances at four of the world’s top opera houses, as well as a series of recitals around the U.S. Brownlee will open with a run of Rossini’s La Cenerentola at the Lyric Opera of Chicago (his house debut), and then stars opposite his friend and colleague Joyce DiDonato in Rossini’s La Donna del Lago at the New York Metropolitan Opera. From there, he flies to Paris to sing Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Pretty Yende and Ildar Abdrazakov at the Opéra National de Paris, followed by a series of U.S. recital dates (including Wolf Trap), before capping the season with Bellini’s I Puritani at the Opernhaus Zurich, once again opposite Pretty Yende.
Lawrence will also sing the National Anthem for the Pittsburgh Steelers (he is a lifelong fan) on November 15, when they play the rival Cleveland Browns.
The past season had its fair share of exciting firsts as well – the extraordinary world premiere playing the lead role of Charlie Parker in Opera Philadelphia’s YARDBIRD, a GrammyTM Award nomination for his critically-acclaimed Virtuoso Rossini Arias album on Delos Records, his nomination for “Male Singer of the Year” by the International Opera Awards, and most recently his first performance with conductor Gustavo Dudamel at the Hollywood Bowl.