Lawrence Brownlee—considered by many to be the greatest bel canto tenor of our time—celebrated his latest birthday on Saturday, 24 November. His two albums for Delos thus far have been universally acclaimed, and glowing reviews just keep popping up —witness the rave below, published on Nov 25:
“Lawrence Brownlee, a full-blooded Bel Canto tenor with enchanting style, awesome technique and just the right mix of sweetness and—Rafael de Acha, Rafael’s Music Notes
squilloin his ample voice to fearlessly conquer everything from the light folderol of Donizetti’s Rita to the stillness, gravity and legato of Bellini’s A te, o cara, over a two-octave plusrange…”
Virtuoso Rossini Arias (DE 3455) was nominated for a 2016 Grammy award as well as a prize in the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA). Then his Allegro Io Son album (DE 3515) garnered yet another ICMA nomination for the 2017 awards. In both albums, Larry shares the limelight with maestro Constantine Orbelian and his Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra. Larry and Constantine also have an upcoming treat for us in 2019 — the complete Bellini opera, I Puritani.