With a Negro spiritual, spectacular bel canto, romantic song and comic opera, Lawrence Brownlee unveils the breadth of his repertoire and the lyric tenor voice that has won acclaim at the New York’s Metropolitan Opera (for his ’agility, elegance and Rossinian style) and farther afield.
One of the most sought-after bel canto tenors on the international scene.
Includes songs by Duparc, Donizetti, Liszt (3 Petrach Sonnets), Rossini, Ginastera and American contemporary composer Ben Moore.
“Brownlee has a prodigious technique in florid music...One does not have to listen beyond the first two lines of Duparc’s Chanson triste to realize that Brownlee commands a laudable legato...This is a recital of many delights, with both Brownlee and Burnside on top form.”
International Record Review - May 2013
"Brownlee doesn’t have anything like the deceptive ease of Pavarotti, and he could use something more of Alfredo Kraus’s poise and grace; but his considerable technical elegance and attractive tone make him a must-hear for bel canto admirers.” ****
BBC Music magazine - September 2013