Lawrence Brownlee, tenor
Eric Owens, bass-baritone
Craig Terry, piano

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 7:30 PM
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

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About This Performance

Two of today’s most sought-after vocalists unite for an evening of unforgettable music-making. Philadelphia native and opera superstar Eric Owens “speaks to you even in his silences… and shakes you when he sings” (Chicago Sun-Times) while Lawrence Brownlee—recently named “Male Singer of the Year” by the International Opera Awards—is indisputably one of the world’s leading bel canto tenors.

A program featuring one half of opera arias by Mozart, Donizetti, Verdi, Gounod, and Bizet and one half of traditional spirituals, American popular songs, and gospel favorites.

The Artist(s)

Eric Owens, bass-baritone
Bass-baritone Eric Owens has a unique reputation as an esteemed interpreter of classic works and as a champion of new music. Equally at home in orchestral, recital and opera performances, Owens brings his powerful poise, expansive voice and instinctive acting faculties to stages around the world. Mr. Owens began his 2013-2014 season in Berlin,… Read More
Lawrence Brownlee, tenor
Named 2017 “Male Singer of the Year” by both the International Opera Awards and Bachtrack, American-born Lawrence Brownlee has been hailed by the Associated Press as one of “the world’s leading bel canto tenors.” 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).… Read More
Craig Terry, piano
Lauded for his “sensitive and stylish” (New York Times) and “superb” (Opera News) playing, pianist Craig Terry has launched an international career regularly performing with some of the world’s leading singers and instrumentalists. Currently Mr. Terry is Music Director of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center and is in his eleventh season as Assistant Conductor at Lyric Opera of Chicago.… Read More


Lawrence Brownlee: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
Eric Owens, Verdi's Macbeth, Live in The Greene Space
Pre-Concert Lecture

With Cori Ellison at 6:30 pm

Master Classes

Lawrence Brownlee will give a master class for students at Temple University (Rock Hall) on Thursday, February 21, 4-6 pm.

Eric Owens will give a master class for students at the University of Pennsylvania (location TBD) on Thursday, February 21, 4-6 pm.