|Two screen shots of KDKA's "Don Giovanni" feature|
Pittsburgh's CBS affiliate KDKA Channel 2 ran a seven minute feature with Simpson and his sidekick Leporello, Wayne Tigges. In the middle of the feature, the conversation turned to the growing need for singers to look the part. The hosts then popped up an image of the 2013 Barihunks calendar as the female host ooh-ed and ahh-ed as shirtless and muscular pictures of Michael Todd Simpson flashed across the screen.
Don Giovanni will have four performances on November 3, 6, 9 and 11. The cast also includes tenor hunk Sean Panikkar as Don Ottavio, Joseph Barron as Masetto, Caitlyn Lynch as Donna Anna, Jennifer Holloway as Donna Elvira, Sari Gruber as Zerlina and Hao Jiang Tang as the Commendatore. Additional information is available at the Pittsburgh Opera website.
Barihunks will be traveling to the Seattle Opera in February 2013 to see Michael Todd Simpson in Puccini's La boheme, where he'll be joined by fellow barihunk Andrew Garland. Wayne Tigges can next be seen as the Superintendent Budd in Benjamin Britten's Albert Herring at the Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse in January 2013.