Lawrence Brownlee

The tenor Lawrence Brownlee is many things. According to the Chicago Tribune, he is ‘an international opera star, a serious photographer, an avid tennis and table-tennis player, a fantasy football junkie’. There is no-one to touch him in the bel canto operatic repertory, and he has become a stirring voice for activism and diversity in the music industry. Making his first appearance with the Abu Dhabi Festival, he will sing a dazzling array of works, ranging from Rossini to Verdi, to the piano accompaniment of Fabio Centanni. 

Arab World Premiere  

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NYUAD ARTS CENTER 

PROGRAMME

W.A. MOZART (1756 -1791)          

Se di lauri, from Mitridate, re di Ponto

Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön, from Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)

G. VERDI (1813 - 1901)

SEI ROMANZE, IGV 39 

V. Brindisi (Lyrics, Andrea Maffei) 

VI. Lo Spazzacamino (Lyrics, Manfredo Maggioni)‍

G. SIBELLA  

La girometta‍

G. ROSSINI (1792 - 1868)

LE SOIRÉE MUSICALES, IGR 65

I. La promessa                                     

VIII. La danza‍

L. DENZA (1846 - 1922)      

Occhi di fata‍

G. DONIZETTI (1797 - 1848)      

Tombe degli’avi miei, from Lucia di Lammermoor

Ah! Mes amis, from La Fille du régiment

Tu porgesti a me l’anello

Corri destier, deh celere

Ella riposa – alcuni istanti almeno

Odi Elisa, questa è l’ora

Me voglio fa’na casa‍

G. ROSSINI (1792 - 1868)

Cessa di piu resistere, from Il barbiere di Siviglia

ARTISTS

LAWRENCE BROWNLEE, TENOR

FABIO CENTANNI, PIANO‍

Lawrence Brownlee is one of the great voices of our time, captivating audiences and critics around the world. He is a fixture at the leading international opera houses and major orchestra halls, and his concerts have been broadcast to millions. He has performed for the U.S. Vice President and Secretary of State, the French President and Prime Minister, many NFL teams and more. He has been named Male Singer of the Year by both the International Opera Awards and Bachtrack, and his Virtuoso Rossini Arias album was nominated for a GRAMMY Award.

Brownlee has been profiled in every major U.S. newspaper, and has been featured on PBS, NPR, Sirius Radio, American Public Media and other national outlets.‍

A star tenor...who has made a specialty of difficult bel canto roles

- The New York Times

Lawrence Brownlee brought gorgeous sound and sparkling diction to his program of Italian and American songs

- Washington Post

He's what you would call a great Rossini tenor...this is stratospheric tenor territory

- Peter Gelb, MET's general manager