Oberlin College and Conservatory

Guest Master Class: Lawrence Brownlee, tenor

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 7:00pm to 10:30pm

Virtual Event

Register on Zoom to view the master class.

This master class and Q&A, conducted remotely on Zoom, is presented to online viewers and features students from the Oberlin Conservatory Vocal Studies Division. 

View a video chat between Oberlin voice professor Katherine Jolly and Lawrence Brownlee.

Featured singers and program:

O del mio amato ben     Stefano Donaudy (1879-1925)    
     Graham Lin, tenor
     Javier Gonzalez, piano

Immer Leiser wird mein Schlummer     Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)    
     Amber Rogers, soprano
     Liam Kaplan, piano

Donnie mie, la fate a tanti     Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    from Cosi fan tutte    
     Alex Smith, baritone
     Liam Kaplan, piano

Der Schildwache Nachtlied     Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
  from Des Knaben Wunderhorn    
     Colin Anderson, baritone
     Julian Grabarek, piano

Meine Rose     Robert Schumann (1810-1856)    
     Seyquan Mack, tenor
     Javier Gonzalez, piano

Ecco ridente in cielo     Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
  from Il Barbiere di Siviglia
     Max Alexander Cook, tenor
     Evan Hines, piano

About Lawrence Brownlee

Lawrence Brownlee is a leading figure in opera, both as a singer on the world's top stages, and as a voice for activism and diversity in the industry. Captivating audiences and critics around the globe, he has been hailed as “an international star in the bel canto operatic repertory” (The New York Times), “one of the world’s leading bel canto stars” (The Guardian), and “one of the most in-demand opera singers in the world today” (NPR).

Amidst the challenges of COVID-19, Brownlee has emerged as a pivotal voice in classical music’s shift toward digital programming and the resurgence of conversations around racial justice. In May 2020, he launched “The Sitdown with LB,” a weekly Facebook Live series which explores the experience of being an African-American opera singer. 

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Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Master Class


Academic, Administrative, Vocal Studies, Concert Production, Conservatory of Music

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Timothy LeFebvre, Associate Professor of Voice and Chair of the Division of Vocal Studies

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