Friday, August 17, 2012

Two Barihunk Recitals "Not To Be Missed"

Nathan Gunn as Billy Budd
Two of our most popular barihunks have upcoming recitals that are sure to be exciting nights in the theater. 

Nathan Gunn will perform in concert as part of the Washington National Opera's "Celebrity Series" on Sunday, September 23 at 4 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Opera House. Accompanied by the Washington National Opera Orchestra under the baton of Tony Award winner Ted Sperling, Gunn will perform selections from operas by Mozart, Rossini, and Bizet, plus songs by Sondheim and other Broadway composers.

The duo that started the barihunk/hunkentenor craze:

American tenor William Burden will join him for a few duets. Regular readers of the site and "Barihunk historians" will recall that the shirtless duo of Gunn and Burden is what started the whole barihunk craze when they performed "Iphigénie en Tauride" at Glimmerglass in 1997 and then appeared shirtless together in Philadelphia in 2004.

Jesse Blumberg: A one man barihunk craze
Baritone Jesse Blumberg joins the amazing accompanist Martin Katz in a return to the Kerrytown Concert House to perform a variety of repetoire The program includes Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Wolf, Debussy (in honor of his 150th birthday) and Tom Cipullo's "Excelsior." Blumberg and Katz wowed audiences in 2009 at the Kerrytown Center with a double-bill of Schubert's "Die Schöne Müllerin" and "Die Winterreise."

Visit the Kerrytown Concert House website to purchase tickets.

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