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Tenor Lawrence Brownlee offers soulful and virtuosic program for Music Worcester

Worcester Telegram 23 May 2021
Suffice it to say, Brownlee’s takes on Tamino’s “Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön,” from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, and Don Ottavio’s “Il mio tesoro” (from the same composer’s Don Giovanni), wanted nothing for nobility, character or flexibility.
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Opera star Lawrence Brownlee comes to Worcester as Music Worcester makes new community connections

Worcester Telegram 16 May 2021
WORCESTER — As a high school student in Youngstown, Ohio, two of Lawrence Brownlee's teachers told him they thought "I had a voice suited to classical music," he recalled ... At the recital, "After I finished there was a standing ovation from the audience," Brownlee said ... Brownlee will be accompanied by pianist Myra Huang.
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Best-of classical in 2019: Our critics weigh in

Philadelphia Daily News 19 Dec 2019
Pete Checchia Eric Owens, left, and Lawrence Brownlee performed an unusual two-singer recital in February at the Kimmel's Perelman Theater. Eric Owens and Lawrence Brownlee. Charisma and individualism arrived both bold and beautifully hushed in this PCMS recital of works by Mozart, Verdi, Donizetti and Gounod, as well as more popular repertoire.
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Opera shows off impressive soprano voices

The Galveston Daily News 06 May 2017
The Abduction From the Seraglio” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at Brown Theater, Wortham Theater Center at 2 p.m. April 30 ... Like most operas, it’s a goofy story, but Mozart’s music and the excellent acting and singing of the performers score a big hit. Lawrence Brownlee as Belmonte was a commanding presence, and Ryan Green as Osmin was perfect ... ....
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A tenor who’s found his groove

San Francisco Chronicle 27 Sep 2016
... a lot there for me to sing.’ Brownlee played a small role in the 2005 world premiere of Lorin Maazel’s opera “1984,” and last year created the title role in “Yardbird,” a biographical opera about Charlie Parker commissioned from composer Daniel Schnyder by Opera Philadelphia.
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Houston Grand Opera Announces Its 2016-17 Season

Houston Press 29 Jan 2016
Announcing its season today, HGO also will present Nixon in China, in a new to Houston production; Faust with a Houston debut from tenor Michael Fabiano playing opposite Ana Maria Martinez (now on stage at HGO in the title role of Rusalka); Mozart's  The Abduction From the ...
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Tenor Lawrence Brownlee thrilled D.C. audience last night with spirituals, arias

The Examiner 14 May 2014
Every angel, hearing Brownlee's voice of an angel, will definitely watch over Caleb all night and all day ... The wide-ranging recital began with art songs by Verdi, including Brownlee's animated delivery of "The Chimney Sweep" (although the tenor is far better known for performing Rossini and other bel canto composers), and ended with a Mozart encore.
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Listen and learn: Music for the brain

Canberra Times 07 Feb 2014
It isn't just Mozart that improves performance among students; listening to Schubert, excerpts from a Stephen King novel or British pop band Blur produces similar effects  ... Brit-poppers Blur have the same effect on the brain as Mozart ... Linda Brownlee ... Mozart piano piece.
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Mozart, Naturally, but Snatches of Birdsong, Too

The New York Times 02 Aug 2012
Yet this engaging concert, featuring the distinguished pianist Nelson Freire and the splendid tenor Lawrence Brownlee and conducted by the dynamic Louis Langrée, who is celebrating his 10th season as the festival’s music director, was a demonstration of how much Mostly Mozart has been revitalized in recent years.
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Classical Music and Opera Listings for July 27-Aug. 2

The New York Times 27 Jul 2012
On Thursday, a program titled Winds of Change includes pieces by Mozart, Schumann, Schnittke and Thuille ... ★ Mostly Mozart Festival (Saturday ... Langrée conducts an all-Mozart program, featuring the high-flying tenor Lawrence Brownlee and the sage pianist Nelson Freire.
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Summer Festivals for Classical Music and Opera

The New York Times 20 May 2012
Highlights include Mozart’s “Abduction From the Seraglio”; (860) 439-2787, ctearlymusic.org ... MOSTLY MOZART July 28-Aug ... Louis Langrée celebrates his 10th anniversary as music director with an all-Mozart gala featuring the Festival Orchestra, the tenor Lawrence Brownlee and the pianist Nelson Freire.
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Seattle Opera announces new season

The Examiner 06 Jan 2010
Possibly the most popular opera comedy ever created, this lively opera—the prequel to Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro—is packed with familiar tunes. Lawrence Brownlee, a former Seattle Opera Artist of the Year, returns to Seattle as Count Almaviva in the opening night cast.
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Bach Aria Soloists kick off 'Hauskonzert' series

Kansas City Star 01 Oct 2009
"For our Discovery concerts, we use an artist who has never performed in Kansas City before but whose career is taking off, and that's certainly Lawrence Brownlee," Morris said ... Brownlee, a tenor, is best known for his performances of Rossini's fizzing and popping arias. Sure enough, Brownlee will sing some Rossini when he performs at 7 p.m.
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Cornelia Hermann to be guest pianist with symphony

Toledo Blade 29 Jan 2009
Feb ... The Classics Series program comprises Mozart's overture to The Marriage of Figaro and the Piano Concerto No ... 2 in C Major ... Information ... Tenor Lawrence Brownlee will present a recital at 8 p.m ... Accompanied by Martin Katz, Brownlee, winner of the Richard Tucker and Marian Anderson awards, will present works by Mozart, Donizetti, Rossini, and others ... .
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Review: Healthy tenor excels in Rossini renditions

Omaha World-Herald 28 Feb 2007
Lawrence Brownlee seems like the kind of guy who tries to make good impressions wherever he goes ... The last time Brownlee was here to perform for the series, he had a bad cold, which made it difficult for him to deliver an optimal performance ... Not only can Brownlee hit the notes in the higher register, he can sustain them for long passages.

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