MusicWeb International critic Simon Thompson isn’t the only one raving about Lawrence Brownlee’s GRAMMY-nominated Virtuoso Rossini Arias recording:
“This Grammy-nominated Delos release showcases the tenor voice of Lawrence Brownlee who sings eight arias, each from a different opera. … Immediately noticeable is his crystal-clear diction and impressive reach. … Brownlee is in sparkling form in the recitative and aria, Che ascolto! from the excellent Otello based on the Shakespeare tragedy. It’s a joy to hear this singer effortlessly traversing his range and generating considerable emotion as Rodrigo… As the love-struck Umberto (La Donna del Lago)…the outstanding Brownlee sings with passionate expression; once again demonstrating his high register security. Praise is due to orchestra and conductor for providing creditable support throughout. This highly desirable collection sounds very well indeed: clear and well balanced. It is beautifully presented and the booklet is a prime example of best practice containing full Italian texts and English translations together with a most helpful explanation of the aria’s dramatic context in each opera.” —Michael Cookson, MusicWeb International
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