Lawrence Brownlee is one of the most consistently sought-after artists on the international scene. His 2011-12 season gave ample demonstration of his eminence as one of our age’s most acclaimed bel canto tenors. In addition to singing six roles by Bellini, Donizetti and Rossini, he also assumed a new one, Nadir in The Pearl Fishers, made 12 company/ensemble debuts and appeared in Russia, South Africa and Slovakia for the first time. Mr. Brownlee’s professional stage debut took place in 2002 as Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville with Virginia Opera, a role he subsequently performed in: Vienna, Milan, Berlin, Madrid, Berlin, Dresden, Munich, Baden-Baden, Hamburg, Tokyo, New York, Washington, San Diego and Boston. Among his other memorable engagements have been: La Cenerentola in Milan, Dresden, Pesaro, Trieste, Houston, Philadelphia and the Met; L’Italiana in Algeri in Milan, Dresden, Boston and Seattle; I Puritani in Washington and Seattle; Mosé in Egitto in Rome; Il Turco in Italia in Toulouse and Berlin; Tancredi with the Detroit Symphony and on an eight-city European tour with the Orchestre des Champs-Élysées; Il Viaggio a Reims in Genoa (Cavaliere Belfiore) and in Brussels (Conte di Libenskof); Le Comte Ory in Bologna and Reggio Emilia; LArmida at the Met; La Fille du régiment in Hamburg, Cincinnati and at the Met; Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas in Seattle; and the world premiere of Lorin Maazel’s 1984 at Covent Garden.