One of the most in-demand opera singers in the world today.”
[Brownlee’s] bel canto moves and silver-sheen sound add up to his superpower.”
After captivating audiences and critics all over the world, Lawrence Brownlee, one of the world's leading opera figures, returns to Seattle Opera, where he got his start as a Young Artist. A regular at the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala, and Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Brownlee’s versatile “instrument of great beauty and expression” (NPR Music) elicits standing ovations whether he’s performing Rossini or Donizetti, or works from his song-cycle on African American identity.
Brownlee has prepared a varied program of famous art song, arias, and spirituals. Audiences will enjoy classic Italian songs along with selections by Schubert, Strauss, and Fauré. After intermission Brownlee performs arias from Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute, and Kurt Weil's Street Scene, concluding his program with a selection of spirituals.