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A Night at the Opera

Lawrence Brownlee

Saturday, April 21, 2018, Edman Chapel, 7:30pm

Featuring Lawrence Brownlee, Tenor, singers from Ryan Opera Center, and the Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra

“Is there a finer tenor than Lawrence Brownlee?” --Alex Ross, New Yorker Magazine

Experience the Music featuring some of your favorite melodies, and starring one of America’s leading tenors, Lawrence Brownlee, with artists from The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center of the Lyric Opera of Chicago - Emily Birsan, Jesse Donner, Will Liverman, and Lindsay Metzger - and the acclaimed Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Sommerville, conductor. 

According to The New York Times, Brownlee is helping usher in “A new golden age in high male voices.” The most in-demand American tenor in the world in the bel canto repertoire, Lawrence Brownlee continues to astonish audiences with elegance and agility. Brownlee has become a star on the international scene, and is lauded for the seemingly effortless beauty of his voice.

Join us before the concert at 6:30pm for Grace Notes, a pre-concert conversation.

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The Artist Series is grateful to Windsor Park for its role as Presenting Partner for this performance.

Note: This event was originally titled "A Grand Night for Singing." If you hold tickets for "A Grand Night for Singing" on April 21, they will be accepted for admission to "A Night at the Opera" on April 21.

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$45 General | $40 Seniors | $10 Students


Concert Program

Bernstein, Overture to Candide

Lara, "Granada"

Delibes, Flower Duet from Lakme

Lortzing, "Heiterkeit und Fröhlichkeit" from Die Wildshutz

Mozart, "Parto Parto" from La Clemenza

Bizet, "Au fond du temple saint" from Pearl Fishers

Massenet, Intermezzo from Cavaliera Rusticana

Rossini, "Ah dov', dov' e; il cimento?" from Semiramide

Selection of Spirituals

Verdi, Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore

Donizetti, "Una furtiva lagrima" from L'Elixer

Gounod, Ballet Music from Faust

Verdi, Brindisi from La Traviata

Gounod, Juliette's Waltz from Romeo et Juliette

Bernstein, "Make Our Garden Grow" from Candide