Lawrence Brownlee, tenor & Shelby Rhoades, piano
Fri., Dec. 14, 2012
7:30 p.m. in York Performance Hall
Lawrence Brownlee is one of the most sought-after artists on the international scene. He is lauded for the beauty of his voice, his seemingly effortless technical agility, and his dynamic and engaging dramatic skills. His schedule regularly comprises varied array of debuts and returns at renowned music centers for appearances with the world’s leading opera companies, orchestras and presenting organizations.
Mr. Brownlee is considered one of our age’s most acclaimed bel canto tenors. In addition to singing six roles by Bellini, Donizetti, and Rossini, he also assumes a new one, Nadir in Bizet’s Les pêcheurs de perles.
Mr. Brownlee was named the Seattle Opera’s 2008 Artist ofthe Year, received the Opera Company of Philadelphia’s 2007 Alter Award for Artistic Excellence, and was the winner of both the 2006 Marian Anderson and Richard Tucker Awards, a feat never before achieved by any artist in the same year, and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. The Ohio-born Mr. Brownlee received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Anderson University and a Master of Music degree from Indiana University.
Shelby Rhoades earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in piano performance from Anderson University and completed graduate studies in chamber accompanying and vocal performance at Indiana University and Ball State University. She is a member of the vocal arts coaching faculty at Juilliard School of Music and is in demand as a recitalist and coach/accompanist in the New York City area.
Tickets are $20 per performance with reserved seating for all performances. For ticket information, contact Beth Doub at (765) 641-4543, toll-free (800) 619-3047, or email@example.com.