Lawrence Brownlee Announces his 2016-17 Season

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Brownlee will have an extended American presence, including performances at the Seattle Opera, San Francisco Opera (his debut) Washington National Opera, and Houston Grand Opera, plus a December 6 Carnegie performance with acclaimed producer Ray Chew

Lawrence will also spend some time in Europe, with performances at the English National Opera, Bayerische Staastoper, and Theatre Des Champs-Elysees among others

A new Delos Records album of Bellini and Donizetti arias will follow his Grammy-nominated recording of Virtuoso Rossini Arias

Lawrence Brownlee is excited to announce his 2016/17 season, featuring a mix of opera performances and recitals in the U.S. and Europe, as well as a new album with Delos Records to follow-up on his Grammy-nominated recording of Virtuoso Rossini Arias.

The season begins with an extended run of American performances, beginning with Seattle Opera’s new production of Le Comte Ory (Aug 6-20), followed by Lawrence’s San Francisco Opera debut singing Ernesto in Don Pasquale (Sept 18-Oct 15). From there he’ll head to DC just in time for the election, joining the Washington National Opera for Fille du Régiment (Nov 11-20). He’ll cap the year with a December 6 performance at Carnegie Hall, joining acclaimed producer Ray Chew for an evening of gospel and spirituals. Lawrence returns to the US in 2017 to bring his acclaimed interpretation of Charlie Parker in Yardbird to the Lyric Opera of Chicago (Mar 24-26). While there, he’ll also perform a joint recital with Eric Owens April 9. He’ll finish his U.S. presence up with a trip to Houston Grand Opera for Mozart’s Abduction From The Seraglio (April 28-May 12).

Brownlee will also return to Europe, following last year’s acclaimed performances with Opera National de Paris and Opernhaus Zürich. He will sing Semiramide at the Bayerische Staastoper (Feb 12-Mar 3), Le Comte Ory at Klangvokal Dortmund (May 28), and another run of Yardbird at English National Opera (June 9-17).

Following up his previous Grammy-nominated release on Delos Records, Virtuoso Rossini Arias, Brownlee will be releasing Bel Canto Arias on Delos this September. The album contains a new collection of opera arias by Bellini and Donizetti with collaboration from Constantine Orbelian leading his Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra and the Kaunas State Choir.

Lastly, Lawrence will also sing the National Anthem for the New York Jets on October 23rd, when they play the Baltimore Ravens (this follows last year’s National Anthem performance for his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers).


Full 2016-2017 season information is below
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August 6 – 20, 2016
Seattle Opera – Le Comte Ory
Seattle, WA

September 28 – October 15, 2016
San Francisco Opera – Don Pasquale
San Francisco, CA

November 11 – 20, 2016
Washington National Opera – Fille du Regiment
Washington DC

Dec. 6, 2016
Carnegie Hall – A Night of Inspiration
New York, NY

February 12 – March 3, 2017
Bayerische Staastoper – Semiramide
Munich, Germany

February 24, 2017
Festspielhaus – Duo Recital
Baden-Baden, Germany

March 24 – 26, 2017
Lyric Opera of Chicago Unlimited – Yardbird
Chicago, IL

April 9, 2017
Lyric Opera of Chicago – Duo Recital with Eric Owens
Chicago, IL

April 28 – May 12, 2017
Houston Grand Opera – The Abduction From The Seraglio
Houston, TX

May 16, 2017
Theatre Des Champs-Elysees – Gala Concert [the website bill does not correspond]
Paris, France

May 22, 2017
Sinfonieorchester Basel – Gala Concert
Basel, Switzerland

May 28, 2017
Klangvokal Dortmund – Le Comte Ory
Dortmund, Germany

June 3, 2017
Tivoli Concert Hall – Gala Concert
Copenhagen, Denmark

June 9 – 17, 2017
English National Opera – Yardbird
London, England


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