Friday, November 23, 2007
I have to confess that Luca Grassi is on the Barihunks site as much for his sexy, mellifluous voice as his looks. Listen to his glorious, rich, dark top voice in the video from Pearl Fishers. This guy is destined for a great career [any American impressarios out there looking for a baritone?]. This is a guy who you would expect to see in a calendar of firefighters or construction workers.
The Italian baritone was launched onto the scene in 1998 after winning the Citta di Roma competition and then going on to score a huge success at the Wexford Festival. He has sung in a number of obscure operas, but his Zurga in Pearl Fishers earns him a spot on Barihunks. He's another Escamillo in Carmen who guarantees that Don Jose will never win the heart of the gypsy girl.