Lawrence Brownlee & Michael Spyres sing Rossini / Live in-person concert - 92Y, New York

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The Marshall Weinberg Fall 2021 Classical Music Season

Lawrence Brownlee & Michael Spyres sing Rossini

Live in-person concert
Lawrence Brownlee & Michael Spyres

“Vocal fireworks”


Two of the great bel canto tenors of our time join for an all-Rossini program that promises vocal pyrotechnics and thrills. Performing music featured on their critically acclaimed recent recording Amici E Rivali (Friends and Rivals), the program, an homage to the trailblazing opera stars of Rossini’s own time, begins with a raucous, 6-hand piano arrangement of the overture from the irresistible Il barbiere di Siviglia and continues with a suite of dramatic arias and duets from the opera, including the famed “Largo al factotum.” Then, three gorgeous vocal rarities precede a piano transcription of the famous William Tell overture, and Brownlee and Spyres conclude the program with a trio of delightful arias and duets from Rossini’s famed Otello. Accompanied by the fine pianist Myra Huang, expect technical mastery, vocal splendor and a concert of sheer joy!

Lawrence Brownlee, tenor
Michael Spyres, tenor
Myra Huang, piano

Also featuring:
Thomas Lausmann, piano
Bryan Wagorn, piano

Concert also available via livestream and available for 72 hours from time of broadcast.

All Rossini Program
  • Suite from The Barber of Seville
    Overture, transcribed for piano 6-hands (Myra Huang, Thomas Lausmann, Bryan Wagorn)
    Largo al factotum
    Cessa di più resistere
    All’idea di quel metallo
    La promessa
  • L’esule
  • Deh! Scusa i trasporti (from Elisabeth, Queen of England)
  • Donala questo core (from Ricciardo e Zoraide)
  • Overture, from William Tell (transcribed for piano solo by Myra Huang)
  • Suite from Otello
    Che ascolto?
    Ah! Si, per voi gia sento
    Ah vieni, nel tuo sangue

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