Tenor Lawrence Brownlee has premiered a new Facebook live series, “The Sitdown with LB.”
The show, which premiered on May 24, will discuss the unique realities and experiences of being an opera singer of African-American or African descent.
His guests will include Angel Blue, George Shirley, Will Liverman, and J’Nai Bridges.
In a statement Brownlee told OperaWire, “I was inspired because I wanted to do something to help young singers in some way during these uncertain times. The series is all about trying to inform and help others. I hope to give insight about every part of our careers not just the moments on stage. There are a lot of things I had to learn in the business and perhaps myself along with my colleagues can provide some useful information to help guide young singers.”
He added, “I had Angel Blue for my first episode, next I will interview the great George Shirley and several singers at various stages of their careers which I hope will be helpful to fully cover all aspects of the career.”
Brownlee is the latest opera singer to create a live series following Isabel Leonard, Angel Blue, Yusif Eyvazov, and Sondra Radvanovsky.