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Lawrence Brownlee

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Voice: Tenor
Nationality: American
Year of Birth: 1972

About Lawrence Brownlee:

Lawrence Brownlee (born 1972) is an American operatic tenor particularly associated with the bel canto repertoire. Describing his voice, Speight Jenkins, general director of the Seattle Opera, said: "There are other singers that sing this repertory very well, but I don't think anyone else has quite as beautiful a sound and as rounded a tone," and praise his "incredible top notes", adding about his high F (F5) in "Credeasi, misera": "With him it's not a scream, it's a beautiful sound." Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato adds: "He is always in service of the music. His natural instrument is just incredibly beautiful. The word 'honey' comes to mind. He also has technical prowess and agility."

Brownlee was born in Youngstown, Ohio. He grew up without much exposure to classical music, but had an extremely musical childhood, playing trumpet, guitar and drums, and singing Gospel music in church. His first gigs were at an amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio, singing pop and show tunes. Brownlee attended Anderson University in Indiana for his undergraduate degree and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music for graduate studies. He studied with soprano Costanza Cuccaro, David Starkey, and Fritz Robertson. While a graduate student, he became a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, his desire to become a member was due in large part to his association with members of its Alpha chapter, founded at Indiana University Bloomington in January 1911. He was officially initiated into the Indianapolis Alumni Chapter in the fall of 1999, but considers himself close to the founding chapter and was involved in many of its activities while a student. He became a life member in 2008.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
31Pour me rapprocher de Marie Popularity:

Opera: Fille du régiment, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Tonio
32Que les destins prosperes Popularity:

Opera: Comte OryComposer: RossiniAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Count Ory
33Amor..possente nome! Popularity:

Opera: ArmidaComposer: RossiniAct:

Type: Voice: Language: Italian

Roles:
34Zitto zitto piano piano Popularity:

Opera: Cenerentola, LaComposer: RossiniAct: 1.19

Type: duetVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramiro/Dandini
35D'ogni piu sacro impegno Popularity:

Opera: Occasione fa il ladro, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.11

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alberto
36Un vago sembiante Popularity:

Opera: Turco in Italia, IlComposer: RossiniAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles:
37Ah! segnar invano io tento Popularity:

Opera: TancrediComposer: RossiniAct: 2.01

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Argirio
38Oh! guardate che accidente Popularity:

Opera: Turco in Italia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.10

Type: quintetVoice: B T B Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Don Geronio/Narciso/Selim/Zaida/Fiorilla
39Ti presento di mia man Popularity:

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.12

Type: recitativeVoice: B cA B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mustafà/Isabella/Taddeo/Lindoro
40Questo vecchio maledetto Popularity:

Opera: Turco in Italia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.12

Type: quintetVoice: B T S Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Selim/Narciso/Fiorilla/Zaida/Don Geronio
41Deh! calma o ciel Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: RossiniAct:

Type: Voice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles:
42Son salvo alfin son salvo Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 3.01

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arturo
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