In a recently issued press release, Seattle Opera announced that tenor Lawrence Brownlee and set designer Thomas Lynch as its Artists of the Year for their outstanding contributions to the success of Seattle Opera over the past season.
Brownlee gave the performance of a lifetime as Arturo in Seattle Opera’s production of I Puritani just a few month's ago. I heard the brilliant and beautiful high F above high C that Brownlee hit with ease on the evening that I attended (and wrote a review here). It was astounding!
Lynch created an dark and moody set for Gluck’sIphigenia in Tauris. (My review is here.) This was Lynch's fifth set design for Seattle Opera. His first set design for Seattle Opera was Gluck’s
Orphée et Eurydice, and his other designs include Handel’s Xerxes, and Wagner’s Lohengrin, Fliegende Holländer, and Ring des Nibelungen.