Eric Owens and Lawrence Brownlee

ERIC OWENS AND LAWRENCE BROWNLEE

Friday, March 22, 2019 at 8 p.m.

Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
Emerson Concert Hall

Part of the 2017-2018 Candler Concert Series.

Two of opera's leading vocalists join dynamic forces for an evening of music ranging from opera to spirituals. Lawrence Brownlee is the most in-demand bel canto tenor in the world and makes his return to the Schwartz Center with bass-baritone Eric Owens, who has brought his powerful and expansive voice to stages around the world. The pair will be accompanied by Myra Huang.

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Artist Bio

Eric Owens, bass-baritone

Bass-baritone Eric Owens has a unique reputation as an esteemed interpreter of classic works and a champion of new music. Equally at home in orchestral, recital, and operatic repertoire, Mr. Owens brings his powerful poise, expansive voice, and instinctive acting faculties to stages around the world.

In the 2018-2019 season, Mr. Owens returns to Lyric Opera of Chicago to make his role debut as the Wanderer in David Poutney’s new production of Wagner’s Siegfried. He also stars as Porgy in James Robinson’s new production of Porgy and Bess at the Dutch National Opera and makes his role debut as Hagen in Götterdämmerung at the Metropolitan Opera conducted by Philippe Jordan. Concert appearances include the world premiere of David Lang’s prisoner of the people at the New York Philharmonic conducted by Jaap van Zweden, the King in Aïda at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti, Verdi’s Requiem with the Minnesota Orchestra, and Mozart’s Requiem with Music of the Baroque. Mr. Owens will also go on a multi-city recital tour with tenor Lawrence Brownlee. Continue reading ››

Lawrence Brownlee, tenor

Named 2017 “Male Singer of the Year” by both the International Opera Awards and Bachtrack, American-born tenor Lawrence Brownlee has been hailed by The Guardian as “one of the world’s leading bel canto stars.” Brownlee captivates audiences and critics around the world, and his voice has been praised by NPR as “an instrument of great beauty and expression…perfectly suited to the early nineteenth century operas of Rossini and Donizetti,” ushering in “a new golden age in high male voices” (The New York Times). Brownlee also serves as Artistic Advisor at Opera Philadelphia, helping the company to expand their repertoire, diversity efforts and community initiatives.

The 2018-19 season starts with two evenings of duets with bass-baritone Eric Owens hosted by the Cliburn, followed by a night of arias at Amsterdam's famed Concertgebouw. Continue reading ››

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2018 - 2019 Candler Concert Series

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