The African American Voice in Classical Music host Patrick D. McCoy rolls out the red carpet for opera singer Lawrence Brownlee, who hails from Youngstown, Ohio. "I get a chance next year to go back to my hometown and there's an opera I'm doing—one performance of The Barber of Seville with a company called Opera Western Reserve," says the superstar tenor. "It's just for my family, my teachers, my neighbors—people who can't travel to Munich and France and Italy. But they'll get a chance to hear it. So I do get a chance to go back and do that type of charismatic, melismatic stuff. And they're all happy and proud of what I'm doing in the world of opera."
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