Rising Opera Star Coming Home to South


Posted on August 11, 2017 by Joy Washington
Joy Washington


Nicholas Brownlee, '12, will be performing in a one-night-only concert to benefit the University’s Opera Theatre program at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 25, in the USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.  data-lightbox='featured'
Nicholas Brownlee, '12, will be performing in a one-night-only concert to benefit the University’s Opera Theatre program at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 25, in the USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.

Nicholas Brownlee, a 2012 graduate of the University of South Alabama’s vocal studies and Opera Theatre program, is a rising star in the opera world, and he has quickly risen to the “A-list” of opera singers younger than 30.                                                                        

South’s department of music is pleased to announce that Brownlee will be performing in a one-night-only concert to benefit the University’s Opera Theatre program at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 25, in the USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. Tickets will only be sold at the door for this event, with general admission $15 and $10 for USA faculty/staff, South students, youths under 18 and senior citizens. Seating is limited. The Musical Arts Series Passes will not be accepted as admission to this concert.

Brownlee, a native of Theodore and a 2007 graduate of Theodore High School, will perform works of Brahms, Ibert, Ives and Mozart, and the recital will include a set of pieces that he performed when he was a USA student in the studio with Dr. Thomas Rowell, area coordinator of vocal studies and director of the USA Opera Theatre.

“It’s great to have Nick come home and perform at this benefit concert for South Alabama,” he said. “I am always excited to see our graduates do well, and he is just one of those students who have a growing list of prestigious operatic wins and performances. Nick is a major success story for USA in the classical music world.”

Already making his Metropolitan Opera debut, Brownlee has worked with major artists and conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel, James Conlon and Placido Domingo. He is also being managed by Columbia Artists Management, Inc., which is one of the top classical music artist management firms in the world.

For more information about this concert, please call (251) 460-7116 or (251) 460-6136 or visit the department of music website.


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