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Mazatlan, Mexico ...Harris achieved a flawless portrait of the simpleton of the court, on the one hand the ruthless accomplice of the Duke and the other the loving father. The story of love, betrayal and tragedy kept the expectant crowd, locals and visitors filled the TAP to witness the premiere of this work in Mazatlan... [read more...]


Opera Online The first time I saw Lawrence Harris perform on stage was on November 20, 2004. He sang Rigoletto with Connecticut Grand Opera and Orchestra. To say I was impressed with his interpretation of the character would be an understatement. This is part of what I wrote then: "I happen to think that baritone Lawrence Harris' tortured character, Rigoletto, was ... [read more...]


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The New York Times - Mr. Harris takes it in stride that people always seem fascinated by the opera singer who used to be a football player. He says it is hard to beat the stereotype that rough sports and soul-shaking art don't mix. In an interview he recalled the reaction of a "steroid-jock-looking young man" who heard him talking on the radio at the beginning of his opera career...    [read more...]


NEW YORK DAILY NEWS - Former professional football player Larry Harris worked with neurophysiologist Michelle Dunn to create a radical speech therapy that’s giving the high-functioning autistic children they work with better futures. [read more...]


KLTV News 7 - "He's a great talent , has a wonderful sense of musicality. I was surprised at just how talented he was," said Longview Opera director James Marvel... [read more...]




Access Athletes ...But occasionally a performance stands out from the rest and shows that the athlete's talent extends well beyond the confines of the gridiron. In 1976 when Houston Oilers' rookie offensive tackle Lawrence "Larry" Harris took the stage, he gave one of those unforgettable performances. The 6-foot-5, 317 lb. rookie from Sherman, Texas, who was selected...        [read more...]


Altamura Center for Arts and Cultures - Adhering to the theme, "Jealousy in Opera, "18 young singers from around the world competed for prestige and cash prizes before a sold-out audience of opera devotees and music lovers, artist's managers and a renowned jury at the Altamura/Caruso International Voice Competition in Round Top. On Sunday afternoon, baritone ... [read more]