FIGARO

The Marriage of Figaro

THE SANTA FE OPERA

Figaro

The Marriage of Figaro

Mr. Brownlee steps into the role of Figaro in Laurent Pelly’s new production of The Marriage of Figaro at Santa Fe Opera.

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July - August 
2021

BOTTOM

A Midsummer Night's Dream

THE SANTA FE OPERA

Bottom

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Mr. Brownlee steps into the role of Bottom in Santa Fe Opera's premiere of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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July - August
2021

ANDREI SCHTSCHEKALOW

Boris Godunov

OPER FRANKFURT

Andrei Schtschekalow

Boris Godunov

A ruler consumed by guilt, schemers hungry for power, a fickle people and a monk who writes history: Pushkin wrote a play in Shakespearean style in 1825 based on works by the historian Nikolai Karamsin about political unrest in Russia before the first Romanow ascended the throne in 1613. Thanks to Mussorgsky’s opera, this episode in Russian history became known to the West. Mr. Brownlee appears as Andrei Schtschekalow in Mussorgsky's unmistakenly Russian work.

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May & June
2021

DER HOLLÄNDER

Der fliegende Holländer

OPER FRANKFURT

Der Holländer

Der fliegende Holländer

Set in a poor village by the sea, in an incestuous, claustrophobic, dead end world, where seamen and tradesmen sell their daughters, Daland’s daughter Senta, desperate to escape, is prepared to commit to the Flying Dutchman and redeem his soul. The Dutchman's a sort of Ghost Rider, driven, fleeing ideals and dreams with his comrades. Senta and the Dutchman: two who are fleeing but cannot escape their past nor their surroundings. Only death can release them. Mr. Brownlee appears in the title role of Wagner's thrilling drama.

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June & July
2021

ŠIŠKOV

From the House of the Dead

OPER FRANKFURT

Šiškov

From the House of the Dead

Dostoevsky described his life in a Siberian concentration camp in his Aufzeichnungen aus einem Totenhaus / Sketches from a House of the Dead. Leoš Janáček found a drastic, realistic-expressionistic sound language for it in his opera, completed in 1928. The shattering, sometimes brutal tales and fates of the inmates – thieves, murderers, political prisoners – tell of the hardships of daily life in the camp and life in general. Dostoevsky's omnipresent motto: "There's a flicker of God in every living creature." Mr. Brownlee appears as Šiškov in Janáček's lesser-known work.

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February & March
2021

GEISTERBOTE

Die Frau ohne Schatten

STAATSOPER STUTTGART

Geisterbote

Die Frau ohne Schatten

Nicholas opens his 2020-2021 season as Geisterbote in Strauss and Hofmannsthal's Die Frau ohne Schatten with Oper Stuttgart.

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Postponed due to COVID-19

2020

DER STIMME DES HERRN

Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln

HOUSTON SYMPHONY

Der Stimme des Herrn

Das Buch mit Sieben Siegeln

A spectacle to behold. A concert experience to leave you changed. Massive forces converge in a sonic lightning bolt of earth-shattering force in Franz Schmidt’s towering oratorio, which recounts the book of Revelation and its apocalyptic vision of the world’s final destruction. From vivid depictions of the breaking of the seals, the Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and the seven trumpets to the final, exultant “Hallelujah,” to hear this work live is to feel its awe-inspiring power. Mr. Brownlee appears in concert as Der Stimme des Herrn alongside Andrés Orozco-Estrada at the podium.

Canceled due to COVID-19.

2020

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PAOLO ALBIANI

Simon Boccanegra

OPERNHAUS ZÜRICH

Paolo Albiani

Simon Boccanegra

This event marks the final new production at the Opernhaus Zürich led by the duo of Fabio Luisi in his function as General Music Director and Andreas Homoki. The story of powerful and power-hungry men, and the women that fall victim to their familial dramas, closes out eight successful years of cultivating Verdi’s operatic repertoire. Mr. Brownlee appears as the scheming Paolo Albiani in the premiere of Giuseppe Verdi’s melodrama Simon Boccanegra which will be broadcast live on ARTE, the Franco-German TV channel, and will subsequently be available on demand at ARTE CONCERT, the channel’s media library, as a part of ARTE’s Opera Season.

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Live Broadcast: December 6 | 5:00PM

2020

LEPORELLO

Don Giovanni

BADISCHES STAATSTHEATER KARLSRUHE

Leporello

Don Giovanni

Mr. Brownlee appears as Leporello in Mozart's iconic drama of lust and revenge. Conducted by Johannes Willig, directed by Dominic Limburg.

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December

2019

January, March, & April

2020

FOUR VILLAINS

The Tales of Hoffman

BADISCHES STAATSTHEATER KARLSRUHE

Four Villains

The Tales of Hoffman

Mr. Brownlee appears as the Four Villains (Lindorf, Coppelius, Mirakel, Dapertutto) in Offenbach's saga of love and art, The Tales of Hoffman. Directed by Floris Visser, conducted by Constantin Trinks.

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October, November & December

2019

January & March

2020

SOLOIST

Beethoven Academie 1808

CINCINNATI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Soloist

Beethoven Academie 1808

Louis Langrée leads the CSO in a recreation of Beethoven’s legendary 1808 Akademie concert, a once-in-a-lifetime Beethoven experience. Mr. Brownlee appears alongside Dorothea Röschmann, Janai Brugger, and Thomas Cooley as a featured soloist on the program.

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February & March 

2020

KASPAR

Der Freischütz

BADISCHES STAATSTHEATER KARLSRUHE

Kaspar

Der Freischütz

Mr. Brownlee appears as Kaspar in Carl Maria von Weber's romantic singspiel Der Freischütz. Conducted by Johannes Willig, directed by Verena Stoiber.

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October & November

2019

COLLINE

La Bohème

LOS ANGELES OPERA

Colline

La Bohème

Mr. Brownlee reprises the role of Colline in Puccini's classic love story. Conducted by James Conlon, directed by Barrie Kosky.

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September & October

2019

BASS SOLOIST

Verdi Requiem

MELBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Bass soloist

Verdi Requiem

Mr. Brownlee appears as the bass soloist in Verdi's Requiem, alongside Lawrence Ranes at the podium.

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April

2019

FOUR VILLAINS

Les Contes d'Hoffmann

BADISCHES STAATSTHEATER KARLSRUHE

Four Villains

Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Mr. Brownlee appears as the four villains in Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann with the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe.

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2019

ENRICO

Anna Bolena

BADISCHES STAATSTHEATER KARLSRUHE

Enrico

Anna Bolena

Mr. Brownlee appears as Enrico in Donizetti's Anna Bolena with the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe.

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2018

KASPAR

Der Freischütz

BADISCHES STAATSTHEATER KARLSRUHE

Kaspar

Der Freischütz

Mr. Brownlee appears as Kaspar in Weber's Der Freischütz with the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe.

2018

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BASS SOLOIST

Verdi Requiem

MONTREAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Bass soloist

Verdi Requiem

Mr. Brownlee appears as the bass soloist in Verdi's Requiem, alongside Kent Nagano at the podium.

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2017

FIRST SOLDIER

Salome

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA

First Soldier

Salome

Mr. Brownlee made his Metropolitan Opera debut in the role of First Soldier in Strauss's Salome, conducted by Johannes Debus.

2016

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COLLINE

La Bohème

LOS ANGELES OPERA

Colline

La Bohème

Mr. Brownlee appeared as Colline in Puccini's La Bohème, led by Gustavo Dudamel at the podium.

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2016