Lawrence Brownlee, Sarah Coburn, and Constantine Orbelian’s Bellini: I Puritani recording gets a 4 and 5 star review in the new issue of BBC Music Magazine!
“The young American tenor Lawrence Brownlee is an impressive Arturo, light of tone and with an easy ascent into the upper register. The pace of his ‘A te o cara’… sets the style exactly for the ensemble that follows. However, it’s Brownlee’s fellow American, soprano Sarah Coburn as Elvira, who steals this recording. Her tone is exquisite… the legato perfectly judged with arching top notes that steal your breath. … Constantine Orbelian conducts his Lithuanian forces idomatically, the Kaunas State Choir sounding as if they have been singing Italian Romantic opera from the cradle.”—Christopher Cook, BBC Music Magazine