Q&AWhen and why did you start singing? When I was a kid… I come from a musical family, and so music has always been a part of who I am. But I got serious about singing in high school when people told me girls would think I was cute. So my love for singing began there, really.Which singer inspired you most when you were young and which singer do you most admire? Oh gosh … [Read more...] about Lawrence Brownlee answers the Gramilano Questionnaire… singers’ edition!
A new song cycle exploring the realities of life as a black man in America will receive its world premiere performance with Opera Philadelphia tonight, then in Chicago at the DuSable Museum of African American History on 22 February, and the Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall on 24 April.Cycles of My Being is commissioned by Opera Philadelphia, Carnegie Hall, and Lyric Unlimited, … [Read more...] about Interview with tenor Lawrence Brownlee on being a black man in America: Cycles of My Being
Larry's September Weight Loss Challenge & Autism Fundraiser Lawrence Brownlee is asking his friends and colleagues to donate to autism research for every pound he loses during the month of September, in support of his son Caleb - CLICK HERE FOR INFOAutism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Their longtime … [Read more...] about Lawrence Brownlee diets for autism research in support of his son Caleb
On 9 December, Lawrence Brownlee will will take a break from the Metropolitan Opera stage to give an intimate performance of spirituals in the underground crypt beneath The Church of the Intercession in Harlem. Brownlee will be accompanied by pianist and frequent collaborator Damien Sneed, and the concert will feature songs from their acclaimed Spiritual Sketches album, among … [Read more...] about Lawrence Brownlee’s singing down in the crypt
On Friday 21 November, the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s 80th Annual Luncheon presents Brava, Jessye! to salute Jessye Norman, who recently wrote about her life in a memoir titled Stand Up Straight and Sing!A perennial highlight of the opera season, the Luncheon will bring together a host of artists and other luminaries to honour the sumptuous-voiced soprano and her long and … [Read more...] about Brava, Jessye! Met Opera Guild’s 80th Luncheon salutes Jessye Norman