Sunday, December 16, 2007

#3 Most Popular Barihunk: Nathan Gunn

I firmly believe that the term "barihunk" was created as an adjective to describe Nathan Gunn on stage. It's almost impossible to read a review or a blog about Gunn with a reference to his barihunkiness. I was a little surprised when I checked my blog stats and he wasn't the #1 barihunk based on page visits. No baritone bares his midriff more than Gunn on stage, although Erwin Schrott is giving him a run for his money.

Gunn is currently singing "Romeo et Juliette" at the Met. His new album "Just Before Sunrise" is a little sappy for me. I'd recommend "American Ragtime" (, which contains some lovely settings by American composers.


  1. I just discovered Nathan as Lancelot in Camelot (Live from Lincoln Center) It's terrible. I can't sleep, I can't work. all I do is troll the internet looking for everything I can find about him. I'm much too staid a middle aged woman to be acting this ridiculous. I'm embarrassing myself. Oh, but I'll be back!

  2. I have just discovered your site, but have been a big fan of Nathan Gunn and all the barihunks for ages. What is he singing in the photos above, and where and when?

  3. *gasp*

    Is the above pic from Billy Budd? Oh my, this is just too much of sexiness. No wonder poor Claggart cannot bear it. <3 :DDD