© Derek Blanks
The most in-demand American tenor in the world in the bel canto repertoire, Lawrence Brownlee continues to astonish audiences with the elegance and agility of his instrument. From firmly American roots, Mr. Brownlee has become a star on the international scene, lauded for the seemingly effortless beauty of his voice.
The 2014-15 season begins with Mr. Brownlee returning to Seattle Opera for his role debut as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni. He then returns to the Metropolitan Opera as Count Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, which will be seen in cinemas around the world as part of the Live in HD series. Mr. Brownlee will perform with Opernhaus Zürich as Don Ramiro in La Cenerentola opposite Cecilia Bartoli, followed by his role debut as Ferrando in Così fan tutte with the Bayerische Staatsoper. He will also appear with Festspielhaus Baden-Baden as the Italian Tenor in a new production of Der Rosenkavalier under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle. Other operatic highlights of Mr. Brownlee’s season include Tonio in Daughter of the Regiment with Pittsburgh Opera, and the title role in the world premiere of Daniel Schnyder’s Charlie Parker’s Yardbird, a work written specifically for him.