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The Baltimore Sun
February 21, 2020
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Elizabeth Nonemaker

There are certain perks that come with being an internationally renowned opera singer. There’s the travel, of course, and the public showering of praise after a job well done. For tenor Lawrence Brownlee, though, the biggest perk is how his platform can now lend support to other projects.

PaperCity Magazine
January 16, 2020
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Tarra Gaines

When opera superstar Lawrence Brownlee last took the Wortham Center stage in early 2019 for the Houston Grand Opera production of The Pearl Fishers, he noticed something special and wonderful about the casting.

Media Outlet
April 20, 2019
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Anne Midgette

A tenor looks beyond opera and explores being a black man in America

The Epoch Times
November 29, 2018
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Catherine Yang

”Do I believe in fate? I do. I think you can take advantage of fate with hard work; I don’t think that fate without preparation works,” says Lawrence Brownlee, one of the most in-demand male voices in opera. A practical statement, to be sure, but Brownlee soon revealed he was skeptical about the start of his own journey.

https://www.classicalwcrb.org/post/brownlee-sings-gut-wrenching-schumann#stream/0
October 28, 2018
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Chris Voss

Without a doubt, my favorite 2018 concert to be at, and my favorite 2018 WCRB In Concert broadcast to produce, was this Celebrity Series of Boston evening with tenor Lawrence Brownlee.

NRC - Netherlands
October 25, 2018
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Joost Galema

The famous opera podiatrists applaud American Lawrence Brownlee for his honeyed, shimmering belcanto tones , which will be heard for the first time in the Concertgebouw next Wednesday. But those notes, he says, only embody one side of his soul. The black tenor puts his fame and also votes for the Black Lives Matter movement.

WNYC
April 23, 2018
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D.W. Gibson

Internationally acclaimed bel canto tenor Lawrence Brownlee discusses his Black Lives Matter-inspired song cycle called Cycles of My Being. Brownlee collaborated with two other black artists, composer Tyshawn Sorey and poet Terrance Hayes to create the piece.

Broadway World
April 19, 2018
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Richard Sasanow

When tenor Lawrence Brownlee--he of the sweet, cultured tones and ringing high Cs-Ds, and higher--was first asked to put a recital together by Carnegie Hall, he was pretty certain of the centerpiece: Robert Schumann's "Dichterliebe (A Poet's Love)," the elegant 19th century song cycle about rapture, disillusionment and regret.

San Francisco Chronicle
April 1, 2018
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Joshua Kosman

“The cycle’s six songs, which run about 35 minutes altogether, are arranged in three elaborately matched concentric pairs, whose traversal feels like a descent into a maelstrom followed by the emergence out the other side….Brownlee was an ideal interpreter of this music.”

March 30, 2018
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A new song cycle contemplates blackness

NPR All Things Considered
March 30, 2018
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Anastasia Tsioulcas

The experiences of black men in America today are making their way onto the classical concert stage, thanks to internationally acclaimed tenor Lawrence Brownlee. Brownlee enlisted the help of two other prominent African-American artists, composer Tyshawn Sorey and poet Terrance Hayes.

The Boston Globe
March 28, 2018
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David Weininger

On paper, the duo program that tenor Lawrence Brownlee and bass Eric Owens bring to Jordan Hall on April 7 is a fairly typical affair: some operatic highlights from each man’s repertoire in the first half, and a selection of traditional spirituals, popular songs, and gospel numbers in the second.

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The Baltimore Sun
February 21, 2020
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Elizabeth Nonemaker

There are certain perks that come with being an internationally renowned opera singer. There’s the travel, of course, and the public showering of praise after a job well done. For tenor Lawrence Brownlee, though, the biggest perk is how his platform can now lend support to other projects.

PaperCity Magazine
January 16, 2020
|
Tarra Gaines

When opera superstar Lawrence Brownlee last took the Wortham Center stage in early 2019 for the Houston Grand Opera production of The Pearl Fishers, he noticed something special and wonderful about the casting.

Media Outlet
April 20, 2019
|
Anne Midgette

A tenor looks beyond opera and explores being a black man in America

The Epoch Times
November 29, 2018
|
Catherine Yang

”Do I believe in fate? I do. I think you can take advantage of fate with hard work; I don’t think that fate without preparation works,” says Lawrence Brownlee, one of the most in-demand male voices in opera. A practical statement, to be sure, but Brownlee soon revealed he was skeptical about the start of his own journey.

https://www.classicalwcrb.org/post/brownlee-sings-gut-wrenching-schumann#stream/0
October 28, 2018
|
Chris Voss

Without a doubt, my favorite 2018 concert to be at, and my favorite 2018 WCRB In Concert broadcast to produce, was this Celebrity Series of Boston evening with tenor Lawrence Brownlee.

NRC - Netherlands
October 25, 2018
|
Joost Galema

The famous opera podiatrists applaud American Lawrence Brownlee for his honeyed, shimmering belcanto tones , which will be heard for the first time in the Concertgebouw next Wednesday. But those notes, he says, only embody one side of his soul. The black tenor puts his fame and also votes for the Black Lives Matter movement.

WNYC
April 23, 2018
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D.W. Gibson

Internationally acclaimed bel canto tenor Lawrence Brownlee discusses his Black Lives Matter-inspired song cycle called Cycles of My Being. Brownlee collaborated with two other black artists, composer Tyshawn Sorey and poet Terrance Hayes to create the piece.

Broadway World
April 19, 2018
|
Richard Sasanow

When tenor Lawrence Brownlee--he of the sweet, cultured tones and ringing high Cs-Ds, and higher--was first asked to put a recital together by Carnegie Hall, he was pretty certain of the centerpiece: Robert Schumann's "Dichterliebe (A Poet's Love)," the elegant 19th century song cycle about rapture, disillusionment and regret.

San Francisco Chronicle
April 1, 2018
|
Joshua Kosman

“The cycle’s six songs, which run about 35 minutes altogether, are arranged in three elaborately matched concentric pairs, whose traversal feels like a descent into a maelstrom followed by the emergence out the other side….Brownlee was an ideal interpreter of this music.”

March 30, 2018
|

A new song cycle contemplates blackness

NPR All Things Considered
March 30, 2018
|
Anastasia Tsioulcas

The experiences of black men in America today are making their way onto the classical concert stage, thanks to internationally acclaimed tenor Lawrence Brownlee. Brownlee enlisted the help of two other prominent African-American artists, composer Tyshawn Sorey and poet Terrance Hayes.

The Boston Globe
March 28, 2018
|
David Weininger

On paper, the duo program that tenor Lawrence Brownlee and bass Eric Owens bring to Jordan Hall on April 7 is a fairly typical affair: some operatic highlights from each man’s repertoire in the first half, and a selection of traditional spirituals, popular songs, and gospel numbers in the second.