Monday, February 16, 2009

Kelly Markgraf and Paul La Rosa





[Top two photos of Paul La Rosa in Klinghoffer and Krenek's "Heavyweight, or the Pride of the Nation" by Nan Melville of the NY Times; Bottom two photos of Kelly Markgraf pictures from his personal site]

The Julliard School was recently graced with two of the hottest young barihunks to emerge on the scene, Kelly Markgraf and Paul La Rosa. Markgraf played Mamoud and La Rosa was Rambo in John Adams’ masterpiece The Death of Klinghoffer.

Markgraf is a native of Cedarburg, Wisconsin and holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Boston University and a Master of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. He continued his studies at the Opera Theatre of Lucca. In 2005, he completed his studies at the Pensacola Opera’s 2005 Resident Artist Program.

In 2010, he’ll sing Escamillo to Kate Aldrich’s sexy Carmen at the Pittsburgh Opera. Both are known as intense actors, so this should be a steamy, sexy performance of Carmen.

Baritone Paul LaRosa is a native of Union, New Jersey and a member of the renowned Juilliard Opera Center in New York City. In 2007, he was part of the esteemed Merola Opera Program in San Francisco where he stole the show as Dandini in Rossini’s comic masterpiece La Cenerentola.

La Rosa has already performed in some classic Barihunk operas, including Gluck’s Iphigenie en Aulide, The Rake’s Progress, Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni and Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia.

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18 comments:

  1. Paul can take the low road on my Bonny Bonny Banks anytime

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  2. I wouldn't mind slicing off a piece of that mmm mmmm delicious mancake that is Paul Larosa.

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  3. OMG...I've seen Paul sing like eight times. He's incredible and just gets sexier and sexier. I hear he's going to go nude in a production in Chicago next year! Those lucky guys out there are going to spritzen in their pants when they see him!

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  4. Ich saw Paul singen at zie Juliard Schulengespielenshaft mit my boyfriend Diesel. Ve had such a gut time! Und after only five later I was already upstehen! Again und again!. So HeiB!

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  6. The first time I saw Paul was at Lincoln Center performing a piece from West Side Story. I was tripping on mushrooms the entire time, but I do remember a sexy exchange between Mr. Larosa and Yo Yo Ma.

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  7. ポールLarosaので、暑いです。私は彼の週の任意の一日を過ごすのが好きだ。

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  8. I saw Paul play Dandini in San Francisco. He stole the show and my heart.

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  9. Is it wierd that when I see Paul sing I get this warm, soupy sensation down my leg? I'm exhausted after just five minutes!

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  10. As one of Paul's first singing partners, I take pleasure how far he has come.

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  11. Thomas Hampson and Paul would make the hottest couple! He should teach paul everything he knows, especially how to play the skin flute.

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  12. Paco Rodriguiz Meringa BoriquaFebruary 19, 2009 at 7:38 AM

    Paulo es muy muy caliente!!! El tiene una buca muy bonita. Y su culo! Ay mamma mia! Yo quiero chigarlo!

    Besos!

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  14. I believe Paul's voice is not composed of harmony and beauty, but of chaos and despair.It is a composition of strange and bizarre power, an awesome spectacle once again parallel in an obstinate attempt to prove superiority, unequaled in our lifetime.

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  15. I'm sorry, Paul so does NOT count as a barihunk. I can't say I've ever heard him sound very impressive. And while he may have plenty of girls (and guys) gaga after him, I don't understand the appeal.

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  16. Oh my, it looks like Anonymous is an angry ex. Girl, get over it!

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  17. Paul is just as much fun to sing with as he is to watch ;-)

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  18. I hear that Paul is in a rock band called Triple Shutdown. I'd like to have triple shots from his manhood! JA!

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