Barihunk Ryan Kuster will join seven other Adler Fellows for a gala concert on November 30 at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco. The ten singers are promising young artists wrapping up their activities in a performance-oriented program under the auspices of the San Francisco Opera Center. Tickets are available at the San Francisco Opera website.
Kuster will perform “Alfin questo Corsaro è mio prigione…Cento leggiadre vergini” from Verdi's Il Corsaro with fellow baritone Joo Won Kang, “Hai già vinta la causa…Vedrò mentr’io sospiro” from Mozart's Marriage of Figaro and “Sì, tutto cangerà…Là del ciel nell’arcano profondo” from Rossini's La Cenerentola with mezzo Laura Krumm. You'll also get a chance to see the thrilling young tenor Brian Jagde sing “Forse la soglia attinse…Ma se m’è forza perderti” from Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera.
Former Adler Fellows include barihunks John Relyea and Mel Ulrich; sopranos Nicolle Foland, Nancy Gustafson, Mary Mills, Patricia Racette, Ruth Ann Swenson and Deborah Voigt; mezzo-sopranos Zheng Cao and Dolora Zajick; countertenor Brian Asawa; tenors Alek Shrader and Thomas Glenn; baritones David Okerlund, Monte Pederson and Mark Delavan.
Next year's class includes two barihunks who we've covered extensively for their matinee idol looks, but also happen to be two incredibly gifted singers: Hadleigh Adams and Phillipe Sly.
You can help support young artists like those in the Adler program by purchasing our 2013 Barihunks Charity Calendar. Get in the holiday season early by purchasing it today. What are you waiting for?