Thursday, May 5, 2011

Three New Barihunks

Pablo Siqueiros

We recently asked readers to submit names of singers who they think belong on barihunks. We received about thirty submissions and we're going to post a number of them, but not all of them. The submissions ranged from "How did we miss that guy?" to "WTF!!!" Two submissions belonged on an adult site and not an opera site. [BTW, we don't post nudes unless it's part of a production]. A number of submissions have already appeared on this site. Submissions came from five continents, with the United States, Germany, England, the Netherlands, Australia and Canada leading the way. 

This site is dedicated to promoting singers and singing, so we hope that you enjoy learning about the emerging talent and the singers working on smaller stages, as well the established singers in the major opera houses.

Here are three newcomers to the site to start us off.
Thomas Meglioranza

40-year-old Thomas Meglioranza was born to an Italian-Polish father and a Thai mother.. He began taking voice lessons at Grinnell College, and earned a MM from the Eastman School of Music. He is an alum of the training programs at the Aspen, Tanglewood, Bowdoin, Pacific Music Festivals and the Ravinia Festival's Steans Institute, and has been a participant at the Marlboro Music Festival.

He was a winner of the 2002 Joy in Singing Competition, the 2002 Concert Artists Guild Competition, the 2003 Franz Schubert/Music of Modernity Competition in Graz, and the 2005 Walter Naumburg Competition. In 2009 he was appointed Visiting Artist in Voice at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

He sings a great deal of contemporary music and is particularly associated with the music of Milton Babbitt, Aaron Jay Kernis, Charles Wuorinen, Derek Bermel, Jorge Martín, and John Adams.
His operatic repertoire includes Mozart's Count Almaviva and Don Giovanni, as well as many roles in modern work. You can check out his blog HERE.

Gary Moss

Baritone Gary Moss works as a voice instructor for the Music Theatre program at Viterbo University in Wisconsin.  Gary has performed throughout the United States and Italy with companies such as Santa Fe Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, Toledo Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Washington East Opera, La Musica Lirica, Ohio Light Opera, and has toured with San Francisco Opera.  

Equally at home in Opera, Oratorio, Operetta and Musical Theater, Gary has performed over 100 roles including Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Ford in Falstaff, Prince Edwin in The Gipsy Princess, Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance (as well as 6 other Gilbert & Sullivan roles), and Jud Fry in Oklahoma!.  Gary can be heard on various recordings on the Albany, Newport, and Naxos labels, in The Gondoliers, Bluebeard, Gimpel the Fool, Mother and Son, and La Verbena de la Paloma

Gary has taught numerous courses including Studio Voice, Vocal Pedagogy, Sight Singing/Ear Training, English, French, Italian, and German Diction, and has directed many Opera Workshop productions.  He holds a Bachelors of Music degree from the University of Utah, and a Masters of Music and DMA from The University of Michigan.

Pablo Siqueiros
Pablo Siqueiros is a lyric-baritone pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Music Performance at San Diego State University. He made his opera debut at SDSU in a production of "The Mikado" by Gilbert and Sullivan where he played the leading role of "Ko-Ko". This fall, he performed the role of "Bob" in SDSU's production of "The Old Maid and the Thief" by Gian Carlo Menotti. Recently, he was announced winner of the SDSU Symphony Orchestra Soloist Competition and was awarded 2nd Place at the Virginia Hawk Vocal Scholarship Auditions.

Siqueiros is also a chamber vocalist, performing with the San Diego-based chamber choir SACRA/PROFANA where he has been featured as a soloist. He also currently performs with Live It Up! Song and Dance Company in Palm Springs, CA, where he performs fully-choreographed popular music and musical theater numbers.

Formerly, he was assistant to the director of the choral program at Chula Vista High School, School for the Creative and Performing Arts where the choirs received numerous awards in Southern California as well as their first National Championship. You can check out his audio clips on his website.

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  1. mmmm Pablo is a hottie! always has been! I'm so jealous he's taken! grrr!

  2. he's going to be in chicago next year for his masters! I'm going to miss him sooo bad

  3. Thank you for having me on here! I've been a follower of this blog for a while. It's a great source for learning about new baritones. I was seriously just talking to a friend of mine about this site a few days ago. And as the person above me said, I will be going to Chicago next year to study at Roosevelt U.'s CCPA for my masters.

  4. Such an honor to be included--thank you. I must credit my wonderful friend Arielle Doneson for that superb headshot. I should also mention that I teach voice at Luther college and am managed by Wade Artist Management if anyone should wish to contact me ;-)

    1. Sometimes sloths mistake their own limbs for tree branches and fall to their deaths.

  5. I think it would be a great idea to have a gallery list of all the barihunks so you can look all at once instead of diggin through pages of blogs...

  6. My darling Pablo,
    You are fantastic, on and off stage. Your stage presence and voice are equally captivating; Bravo! It's been a pleasure getting to know you. I wish you the very best!