Bel Canto (opera)

Lawrence Brownlee sings about experiences of black men in America in ‘Cycles of My Being.’
Shervin Lainez

Lawrence Brownlee is using his clout to make opera more relevant for today’s audiences. The world-renowned tenor co-wrote a piece about being black in America called, "Cycles of My Being." Brownlee performed at Interlochen Center for the Arts on Thursday.


This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents a recent production of Jimmy Lopez's "Bel Canto" from Lyric Opera of Chicago.

The production stars Danielle de Niese as Roxane, J'nai Bridges as Carmen and Jeongcheol Cha as Hosokawa. Sir Andrew Davis conducts.

The production is in English, Spanish, Japanese, Russian, German, French, Latin and Quechua. Click here for more information.