Lyric’s Ryan Opera Center Presents Lawrence Brownlee and Friends: The Next Chapter
- Running Time - 1 hour and 15 minutes
Lyric’s Ryan Opera Center presents a free virtual concert celebrating the depth and breadth of Black artistry, hosted by world-renowned tenor Lawrence Brownlee, who also serves as artistic advisor for the event.
The concert will also feature prominent Ryan Opera Center alumni — soprano Whitney Morrison, mezzo-soprano J'Nai Bridges, and baritone Will Liverman — and three current 2020/21 Ryan Opera Center Ensemble members — tenors Martin Luther Clark and Lunga Eric Hallam, and baritone Leroy Davis.
Performances will be accompanied by Craig Terry, the Grammy-Award winning music director of the Ryan Opera Center, and Chris Reynolds, current Ensemble pianist. Members of the Lyric Opera Orchestra will also appear in a selection alongside J’Nai Bridges, performing from their homes.
Each of the performers has selected some of their favorite repertoire to share, resulting in a dynamic combination of arias, songs, and spirituals, showcasing the virtuosic range of the artists.
The event title recognizes the event as an expanded "next chapter" to a wonderfully successful, sold-out community concert event that was held in Fall 2019.
Meet the artists
Host and Artistic Advisor
Pianist and Ryan Opera Center Music Director
Martin Luther Clark**
Lunga Eric Hallam**
+ Ryan Opera Center alumni
** Current Ryan Opera Center Ensemble member
Walter E. Heller Foundation
Rhoda and Henry Frank Family Foundation