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 19 & 28

March 6 & 12

2021

JOCHANAAN

Salome

OPER FRANKFURT

Jochanaan

Salome

The elementary force and sensuality of Strauss’ first great operatic success shook the world of music to its foundations. His source, the biblical tale of Salome. Oscar Wilde, whose play fascinated the composer and inspired him to radical stylistic innovation, was not the first to have helped himself to the story. With Wilde the myth becomes a confrontation between sensuality and religious aesceticism with a shocking climax. Mr. Brownlee appears as Jochanaan in Strauss’ hundred minute long one act opera about intoxication, asceticism, power and death. 

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January 23 & 29

February 6, 13, & 21

2021

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

February & March 

2020

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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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.

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