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.
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.
$45 General | $40 Seniors | $10 Students
Bernstein, Overture to Candide
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