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Apr 2013



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Lawrence Brownlee: This heart that flutters (Rosenblatt Recitals)

Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor); Iain Burnside (Piano);

‘Perhaps the finest bel canto tenor of our times’ (The Washington Times), Lawrence Brownlee displays the breadth of his repertoire – from art song to spectacular bel canto to spirituals – and unveils a ‘supple, luminous’ lyric tenor voice that has won acclaim from New York’s Metropolitan Opera to the concert halls of Europe.

Presenting the major singers of today and the stars of tomorrow, the Rosenblatt Recitals are London's only world-class season of opera recitals. This new partnership with Opus Arte will see 5-6 CDs released per year, based predominantly on studio recordings with occasional bonus live tracks.


"... one of the world’s leading bel canto tenors is Lawrence Brownlee. He has a smooth vocal style with a gleaming top. His new album, “This Heart that Flutters,” with pianist Iain Burnside, contains pieces from both live concerts and studio recordings. It’s been a long wait for another star African-American tenor since the time of George Shirley but Brownlee has the talent, both as an opera singer and as a recitalist." (Epoch Times)

"Brownlee has a prodigious technique in florid music...One does not have to listen beyond the first two lines of Duparc's Chanson triste to realize that Brownlee commands a laudable legato...This is a recital of many delights, with both Brownlee and Burnside on top form." (International Record Review)

"[Lawrence Brownlee's voice] possess a warm timbre and a sensational accuracy in the top notes." (Der neue Merkur)