Remy Franck’s Pizzicato Magazine has a new rave review for Lawrence Brownlee’s Virtuoso Rossini Arias release! Read the translation below, or the visit www.pizzicato.lu to read in the original language:
“While American tenor Lawrence Brownlee may not have assembled the best-known Rossini tenor arias for this recital, it shows him to be a genuine interpreter of this repertoire – a recording in which he could have simply allowed comparison with other top singers with a few Rossini hits.
Brownlee’s singing is stylish and elegant; his highest notes are secure, sounding unforced, free and flexible. The long-held final note of ‘D’ogni più sacro impegno’ is just as impressive as the highest notes in the aria from ‘Il Turco in Italia’, bespeaking both effective breath control and stable vocal production. Vocal ornamentations are tasteful, and the mezza voce is remarkable. Everything is thus at hand for the delivery of these bravura arias in thrilling performances.
Under Constantine Orbelian’s direction, the Lithuanian orchestra provides fine accompaniment for Brownlee’s exquisite singing; and – as the recording quality is also very natural and nicely balanced – I can’t help but express the unqualified joy this CD has brought me.
With his fresh and stylish singing, Lawrence Brownlee reveals himself as a genuine Rossini tenor. His voice is brilliant, the timbre pleasant and the technique exquisite. A delightful recital!” —Remy Franck, Pizzicato (English translation by Lindsay Koob)
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