Saturday, October 7, 2017

Barihunk quartet featured in N.C. premiere of Silent Night

Kyle Guglielmo, Gabriel Preisser, Brian Banion and Gregory Gerbrandt
Piedmont Opera will present the North Carolina premiere of Kevin Puts' Pulitzer Prize-winning opera Silent Night beginning on October 27th. The opera will feature a quartet of barihunk, including Gabriel Preisser as Lieutenant Audebert, Gregory Gerbrandt as Lieutenant Gordon, Brian Banion’s as Lieutenant Horstmayer and Kyle Guglielmo as Ponchel. Tickets are available online.
The opera. with a libretto by Mark Campbell, recounts the true story of a spontaneous cease-fire among Scottish, French and Germans during World War I during one of the bloodiest wars in human history. Enemies become brothers as they share Christmas and bury their dead.
Liam Bonner sings Lieutenant Audebert's aria:
The story was based on the screenplay by Christian Carion for the Oscar-nominated 2005 French film Joyeux Nöel, which dramatized actual events during WWI during the days before Christmas 1914.

The Minnesota Opera presented the world premiere of Silent Night in November 2011 with a cast that included barihunks Craig Irvin as Lieutenant Horstmayer, Gabriel Preisser as Lieutenant Gordon,  Mike Nyby as William Dale, Liam Bonner as Lieutenant Audebert, Troy Cook as Father Palmer, Joseph Beutel as the British Major, Ben Wager as the General and Andrew Wilkowske as Ponchel.

The 2018 Barihunks Calendar and Photo Book

Our 2018 Barihunks Calendar, which includes 20 of opera's sexiest men is now available for purchase HERE. In response to reader demand, we've also added a Barihunks Photo Book this year, which includes additional photos that don't appear in the calendar. You can purchase that HERE. The New Year is approaching faster than you think!

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