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Vocalists

Steven LaBrie


— Baritone

Singing Matthias Pintscher's "Songs from Solomon's Garden" with the ACO at Zankel Hall: "... the vocal part, performed here with magisterial beauty by the baritone Steven LaBrie..."
Corinna de Fonseca-Wollheim, The New York Times, April 3, 2016

As Figaro in "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" with Lyric Opera Baltimore: "Steven LaBrie made a lithe, handsome Figaro, bringing out the character's uncommon mix of wit and grit with considerable ease. The baritone sang robustly, adding many a subtle nuance along the way."
Tim Smith, Baltimore Sun, March 12, 2016

In Recital for the George London Foundation at the Morgan Library, NYC: "LaBrie proved himself a natural. The handsome young baritone commanded the stage from the moment he entered, exuding confidence and charisma, and wielded a voice of pleasing timbre that responded with real pliancy to his interpretive choices. Debussy’s Three Ballads of Francois Villon were a perfect match for him, with their sense of panache, seduction, and wit. He offered a “Ja vas lyublyu” from Queen of Spades that was ardent and impassioned, marked by excellent diction, a beautiful diminuendo, and a final messa da voce that was effortless. His most unusual selection was a series of five ballads by four Mexican composers of the twentieth century: Agustín Lara, Alfonso Esparza Oteo, María Grever, and Ignacio Fernandez Esperón. The Oteo entry, “Dime que sí,” was a waltz that showed how fluidly LaBrie’s voice moves; the Lara, “Humo en los ojos,” exploited both ends of his considerable range. Grever’s “Júrame” was a cry of passion and despair in which LaBrie pulled out all the emotional stops, but tastefully so. Throughout his stage time, he calibrated his vocal production to suit the confines Gilder Lehrman Hall."
Eric Myers, Opera News, January 2016

About

Baritone Steven LaBrie, a native of Dallas, Texas, is attracting attention for his beautiful timbre, expressive singing and dramatic presence. Mr. LaBrie’s 2017-2018 season features debuts with Sarasota Opera as Escamillo in Carmen and Florida Grand Opera as Riolobo in Florencia en el Amazonas as well as a return to the San Antonio Symphony for performances of Elijah.

Mr. LaBrie’s 2016-2017 season included performances of Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Opera Hong Kong, Marcello in La Bohème with Opera Omaha, and the Count in . . .

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