Tuesday, May 1, 2:00 PM | Stetson Chapel, Kalamazoo
Carolyn and Sidney Williams
Lawrence Brownlee, America’s premier bel canto tenor, was named Male Singer of the Year at the 2017 International Opera Awards. His voice, praised by NPR as “an instrument of great beauty and expression...perfectly suited to the early 19th-century operas of Rossini and Donizetti,” has brought him to the top of the opera world.
Brownlee will sing various works from Rossini to Strauss and will end his performance with a selection of African-American spirituals. Accompanying Brownlee will be Justina Lee on piano.
|LISZT||Enfant, si j’étais roi|
|Oh! Quand je dors|
|S’il est un charmant gazon|
|DONIZETTI||Seul sur la terre from Dom Sébastien|
|Breit’ über mein Haupt|
|ROSSINI||Terra amica, ove respire from Zelmira|
|BELLINI||Torna, vezzosa Fillide|
|Ma rendi pur contento|
|Per pietà, bell’idol mio|
|BURLEIGH||Ride on King Jesus|
|Were you there|
|Give Me Jesus|