"Brownlee is a tenor, and his bel canto moves and silver-sheen sound add up to his superpower. At one point, he held a high note so long that Owens jested by checking his watch-arm for the time. But even more impressive were the high C’s Brownlee picked out in “Ah! mes amis” from Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment — each one fully formed and popping with a delightful lift. Brownlee has an immediacy to his sound, a way of hugging the melodic line for full impact...It was the emotion, though, that grabbed me most: Brownlee’s touching way with the wordless parts of “All night, all day” in an arrangement by Damien Sneed." 

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