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Initial post: May 19, 2010 10:56:04 AM PDT
Check out the current recordings and the new ones coming out of that very special tenor , Lawrence Brownlee.His vocal quality, range and vocal technique are amazing!

Posted on May 19, 2010 3:18:14 PM PDT
Edgar Self says:
Brownlee is excellent, especially in the Bruce Ford - Juan Diego Florez repertoire. Another outstanding rising new tenor is Stephen Costello, who can be seen on You Tube on stage and in recital.

Posted on May 19, 2010 8:07:28 PM PDT
tom h. says:
Saw him replace Florez in La Fille du Regiment at the Met recently. He did very well and I actually thought his tone was more appealing than JDF. He wasn't the technician but perhaps that will come in time. Despite what you may read or hear his reaction from the crowd was huge.

Posted on May 20, 2010 10:43:15 AM PDT
Edgar Self says:
Last night I saw the Met's Rossini "Armida" at a movie theater. Lawrence Brownlee was outstanding, in the most important of the SIX coloraturo-tenor roles! One of the other five was sick, so Barry Banks doubled up, learned and sang two roles. Renee Fleming worked very hard, and clearly loves the work, but often seemed insipid, "acting" or finding some gesture, inclination of the head (or voice), or "face" for every other note. For me, she was mis-cast. But I enjoyed it and was cheering with the rest. Brownlee got a huge ovation, well deserved, very impressive. Much as I like Juan Diego Florez, and have for almost 15 years now, I agree with tom h. that Brownlee's tone is fuller and a bit more appealing, without the slight nasality and strenuosity of Florez, whose virtuosity is still even more outstanding. Particularly struck by Brownlee's LOW notes, Ds and Cs, which he remarked on in the interview ... a full two-octave range in his part as Rinaldo. This was my fourth Rossini opera, and second this month (with "Moses in Egypt" by Chicago Opera Theater).

Posted on Jun 14, 2010 11:20:49 AM PDT
Affineur says:
I would note that the lovely Mr. Brownlee has lost a fair bit of weight since he appeared to great effect in the Met's HD simulcast of La Cenerentola. It does not appear to have affected his instrument, which I agree is very appealing.

Posted on Jun 14, 2010 11:38:25 AM PDT
I just saw the Brownlee-Guterriez concert on you tube.Both of them were amazing. Brownlee shows a new maturity and vitality in his singing and acting skills.Outstanding!
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