October 8, 2021

Amici e Rivali, For Your Consideration

As Grammy voting opens up, please take a look back at the tremendous response to Lawrence Brownlee and Michael Spyres's acclaimed Rossini duets album Amici e Rivali. Praised by The New Yorker as a "reminder of the sparks that fly when two first-rate voices meet in the playground of a Rossini opera", the album topped charts around the world and showcased the thrilling excitement and beauty of two world-class voices in their prime.

About the album

Amici e Rivali – ‘Friends and Rivals’ – comprises arias, duets, and trios from seven of the composer’s operas, including the ever-popular Il barbiere di Siviglia and the rarely heard Ricciardo e Zoraide.


Critical Acclaim for Amici e Rivali

"If one could be said to dominate the CD, it’s Brownlee as he, amidst a fabulous program of duets and trios, also impresses with two prime solos ..."


Voting Categories

Best Classical Vocal Solo
Best Engineered – Classical Album