By David Fox
A particularly heartbreaking aspect of the pandemic shutdown has, of course, been helplessly watching rising artists have their careers plunged into indefinite silence. But for a few bold souls who are willing to try new things, the moment has also opened doors.
Those of us who have followed Lawrence Brownlee’s career since the beguiling and superbly gifted lyric tenor won the Met auditions in 2001 certainly know his footlight-crossing stage charm. But his entrepreneurial ease as a talk show host—and more importantly, as a voice to promote an important agenda, including helping to launch and sustain the careers of a younger generation, and bringing greater diversity to opera and concert platforms—are welcome new facets…
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