Lawrence Brownlee Announces 2016-17 Season


Lawrence Brownlee is excited to announce his 2016/17 season, featuring a mix of opera performances and recitals in the U.S. and Europe, as well as a new album with Delos Records to follow-up on his Grammy-nominated recording of Virtuoso Rossini Arias.

The season begins with an extended run of American performances, beginning with Seattle Opera’s new production of Le Comte Ory (Aug 6-20), followed by Lawrence’s San Francisco Opera debut singing Ernesto in Don Pasquale (Sept 18-Oct 15). From there he’ll head to DC just in time for the election, joining the Washington National Opera for Fille du Régiment (Nov 11-20). He’ll cap the year with a December 6 performance at Carnegie Hall, joining acclaimed producer Ray Chew for an evening of gospel and spirituals. Lawrence returns to the US in 2017 to bring his acclaimed interpretation of Charlie Parker in Yardbird to the Lyric Opera of Chicago (Mar 24-26). While there, he’ll also perform a joint recital with Eric Owens April 9. He’ll finish his U.S. presence up with a trip to Houston Grand Opera for Mozart’s Abduction From The Seraglio (April 28-May 12).

Brownlee will also return to Europe, following last year’s acclaimed performances with Opera National de Paris and Opernhaus Zürich. He will sing Semiramide at the Bayerische Staastoper (Feb 12-Mar 3), Le Comte Ory at Klangvokal Dortmund (May 28), and another run of Yardbird at English National Opera (June 9-17).

Following up his previous Grammy-nominated release on Delos Records,Virtuoso Rossini Arias, Brownlee will be releasing Bel Canto Arias on Delos this September. The album contains a new collection of opera arias by Bellini and Donizetti with collaboration from Constantine Orbelian leading his Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra and the Kaunas State Choir.

Lastly, Lawrence will also sing the National Anthem for the New York Jets on October 23rd, when they play the Baltimore Ravens (this follows last year’s National Anthem performance for his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers).


For a full list of performances and details, visit the Performances Page!