Renowned Tenor Lawrence Brownlee Performs at BYU

Bel Canto Tenor Lawrence Brownlee performs with accompanist Myra Huang at BYU on April 3 Lawrence Brownlee , one of the world’s leading bel canto tenors, brings his talents to BYU as part of the BRAVO! series. Brownlee’s 2017-18 season include songs from several operas as well as new song cycle, “Cycles of My Being,” which he premiered earlier this year. “Cycles of My Being” centers around the African-American male experience in America. The cycle was composed by Tyshawn Sorey with text by Terrance Hayes. “In these divided times, we hope to create something that brings people together with mutual respect, understanding and communication across races and generations,” Brownlee said. (More information about the piece can be found in The New York Times article “‘Cycles of My Being’ : An Opera Star’s Song Cycle Conjures a Black Man’s Life in America.” ) Brownlee is an American-born singer who has captivated audiences and critics around the world. He has performed with world-renowned operas and orchestras. Brownlee won the Male Singer of the Year award from the International Opera Awards and Bachtrack in 2017. He also received a Grammy nomination for his “Virtuoso Rossini Arias.” Renowned pianist Myra Huang will accompany Brownlee. Huang is considered “among the top accompanists of her generation,” according to Opera News. She has performed in recitals and chamber music concerts around the world and also has a Grammy nomination. Ticket and Show Details Performance Dates and Times: April 3 | 7:30 p.m. Location: Madsen Recital Hall Price: $15+ Tickets: Available in person at the BYU Ticket Office in the Harris Fine Arts Center or Marriott Center, by phone at 801-422-2981 or online at byuarts.com