"The bright-voiced Brownlee displayed his bel canto bona fides by nailing the nine high C's...as if picking off ducks in a shooting arcade. Members of the crowd clapped along with the singing, clearly grateful to bask in the glow cast by two exceptional artists having a bang-up good time."

- Chicago Tribune

On April 9th, 2017, Lawrence Brownlee returned to Lyric Opera of Chicago to perform in the critically acclaimed Charlie Parkers' Yardbird as well as team up with bass-baritone Eric Owens, who stars as Wotan in Lyric’s Das Rheingold, for an afternoon of superb music-making.  

See below for critical raves of these performances below!

Recent Praise for Lawrence Brownlee:

"Es uno de los tenores más respetables del panorama internacional."

Plateau Magazine

"Lawrence Brownlee['s] silky tenor and naturalistic acting are key to a marathon role (Charlie Parker's Yardbird)."

Chicago Sun Times

[Brownlee's] ringing tenor and energetic style...his glance and big, wide-eyed smile included the whole audience." 

- Kansas City Star

"Buoyant and suave, with stunning high notes, Brownlee offered a fully invested and exciting performance."

- Hyde Park Herald

"Sunday, April 9th was yet another day of brilliant performances...a first-class treat."

Chicago Critic

 "Brownlee seems at the height of his vocal powers."

- Parterre Box