Tenor (United States)
HGO Appearances: Lindoro in The Italian Girl in Algiers (2012), Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville (2011), Don Ramiro in Cinderella (2007)
About the Artist: Last season, bel canto tenor Lawrence Brownlee sang six roles by Bellini, Donizetti, and Rossini, sang his first Nadir in The Pearl Fishers, made twelve company/ensemble debuts and appeared in Russia, South Africa, and Slovakia for the first time. At the Metropolitan Opera he sang Tonio in The Daughter of the Regiment, a role he sang at the Met once before in 2010, when he filled in for an ailing colleague on just a few hours’ notice. For his debut at Florence’s Maggio Musicale, he sang Count Libenskof in The Journey to Rheims, and for his Carnegie Hall debut, he performed Carmina Burana with David Robertson leading the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. At the Vienna State Opera, he sang Elvino in La sonnambula, followed by Narciso in a new production of The Turk in Italy for his house debut with the Netherlands Opera. He sang in recital with the Cleveland (Ohio) Chamber Music Society series and in Africa as part of Cape Town Opera’s season, followed by Don Ramiro in Rossini’s Cinderella at the Bavarian State Opera, a concert in Bratislava, and Nadir in a concert performance of The Pearl Fishers for the Tivoli Festival. The most recent addition to his extensive discography was the EMI Classics CD of the Rossini Stabat Mater.
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