Lawrence Brownlee – Bel Canto Royalty

November 5, 2022, 4:00 pm

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Lawrence Brownlee
Tenor Lawrence Brownlee (Photo: Andrew Ousley)

Since his Metropolitan Opera debut in 2007, Lawrence “Larry” Brownlee has become a leading figure in opera, both as a bel canto specialist on the world’s top stages, and as a voice for activism and diversity in the industry. Brownlee joins host Oliver Camacho during a benchmark season, having sung his first French Baroque role (Platée) in Paris; having spearheaded Opera Philadelphia’s production of Rossini’s Otello; and preparing his return to the Met in The Magic Flute. He sings the title role in Rossini’s Le Comte Ory at Lyric Opera this month.

Watch Lawrence Brownlee and his Otello co-star Khanyiso Gwenxane perform a thrilling duet below.


All selections feature tenor Lawrence Brownlee .

Gaetano Donizetti: “Ah! mes amis, quel jour de fête!” from La fille du régiment
Kaunas City City Orchestra
Constantine Orbelian, conductor
Donizetti & Bellini: Allegro io son
Delos DE-3515

Vincenzo Bellini: I puritani
Act I, “A te, o cara” 
Act III, “Credeasi, misera!”
Azamat Zheltyrguzov, baritone
Sarah Coburn, soprano
Tadas Girininkas, bass
Liudas Norvaišas, bass
Kaunas State Choir
Kaunas City City Orchestra
Constantine Orbelian, conductor
Bellini: I puritani
Delos DE-3537

Gioacchino Rossini: “Che ascolto!” from Otello
Kaunas City City Orchestra
Constantine Orbelian, conductor
Virtuoso Rossini Arias
Delos DE-3455

Rossini: “Ah! vieni, nel tuo sangue vendicherò le offese” from Otello
Michael Spyres, tenor
I Virtuosi Italiani
Corrado Rovaris, conductor
Amici e Rivali
Erato 9029526947

Two Spirituals arranged by Damien Sneed
Down by the Riverside
All Night, All Day
Damien Sneed, piano
Spiritual Sketches
LeChateau Earl Records