American superstar tenor Lawrence Brownlee has performed on some of the world's most prestigious stages. Next month he’s back at the Opéra de Paris, playing the role of Ernesto in a new production of the Rossini comic masterpiece "Don Pasquale". The opera singer spoke to France 24 about his love of bel canto repertoire and his drive to encourage ethnic diversity in opera and classical music. We also look at some upcoming record releases: Brit rockers Snow Patrol return with their first album in seven years, American singer-songwriter Natalie Prass dazzles with her politically-tinged pop, and reggaeton heavyweight J Balvin serves up a fresh dose of party-friendly beats.