Saturday, December 7, 2013

Barihunks join in countertenor hunkiness in Pinchgut's Giasone (broadcast tonight)

David Greco as Oreste, David Hansen as Giasone & Nick Dinopoulos as Ercole (Photo: Keith Saunders)
Perhaps the sexiest opera performance in the world right now is the Australian premiere of Cavalli's 17th century classic Giasone at Pinchgut Opera. We posted this sexy promo video on our Facebook page last week featuring countertenor David Hansen, but we've been waiting for some barihunk photos. Although David Hansen is the center of the opera and the brilliant marketing campaign, the opera also features David Greco as Oreste and Nick Dinopoulos as Ercole, the latter who has appeared on this site before.

The sexy Argonauts and Alexandra Oomens as Alinda (Photo: Keith Saunders)
The updated production has created quite a buzz, as Hansen performs naked onstage, singing the post-coital aria "Delizie e contenti" in the bathtub. The opera was also cut from its 4-hour length to about 2 1/2 hours. Dinopoulos plays the Leporello-esque role of attendant to Giasone.

The opera will be broadcast tonight at 7 PM Australian time (3 AM EST/Midnight PST) on ABC Classic FM. There are two performance left, on December 8 & 9 at City Recital Hall in Sydney.

Pinchgut has a great history of producing sexy versions of updated operas. Readers may recall barihunk Hadleigh Adams' performance as Pollux with the company in Rameau's Castor & Pollux.

1 comment:

  1. hey guys we havent visited u 4 a while YES we were invited 2 review this masterpiece by no less than David hansen the man. Didnt want to travel up to Sydney sorry we mist it damn glad u covered it for us all