Opera Philadelphia

Lawrence Brownlee & Friends in Philadelphia

Lawrence Brownlee takes center stage in “Lawrence Brownlee & Friends in Philadelphia,” a recital and conversation program in which he is joined by three women with deep ties to Philadelphia: sopranos Lindsey ReynoldsSarah Shafer, and Karen Slack, accompanied by pianist Myra Huang. Curated by the performers, the program features music by composers Clara Schumann, Nadia Boulanger, Amy Beach, and Jacqueline Hairston, alongside works by Mozart, Donizetti, and Massenet. The show will premiere on Friday, October 23, at 8:00 p.m. EST, and remain available on-demand throughout the season.

“I am thrilled to invite everyone to join us for a night of arias, songs, spirituals, and conversation as we launch this exciting digital season on the Opera Philadelphia Channel,” Brownlee said.

Pay-per-view option: Rent "Lawrence Brownlee & Friends in Philadelphia" for seven days for $20! Available for rent starting Friday, October 23. Also available on a Season Pass with unlimited access until May 31, 2021.

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Lawrence Brownlee & Friends in Philadelphia video

MapOpera Philadelphia Channel

Dates are Oct 2020 - May 2021.

Approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes

Available with a Season Pass or seven-day rental.

Leadership Support for "Lawrence Brownlee & Friends in Philadelphia" has been provided by Judy and Peter Leone

Major Support has been provided by Katherine & Andrew Christiano and Carolyn Horn Seidle

Cast & Creative Team

Lawrence Brownlee
Lawrence Brownlee Tenor Underwritten by Linda and David Glickstein
Myra Huang
Myra Huang * Music Director & Pianist Underwritten by Katherine and Andrew Christiano
Lindsey Reynolds
Lindsey Reynolds * Soprano Underwritten by William Lake Leonard, Esq.
Sarah Shafer
Sarah Shafer Soprano Underwritten by Dianne and Don Cooney
Karen Slack
Karen Slack Soprano Underwritten by Katherine and Andrew Christiano
  • Robert Kaplowitz Sound Designer
  • Drew Billiau Lighting Designer
  • Phillip Todd Producer & Cinematographer
  • Leslie Rivera * Director
  • Michael Eberhard Creative Producer
  • Sarah Williams Creative Producer
  • Lisa Anderson First Assistant Director
  • *Opera Philadelphia debut
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