Thursday, October 5, 2017

Barihunk trio in Hawaii Opera Theatre's "Carmen"

Darren Stokes, Brian James Myer and Matt Treviño
Darren Stokes will be singing the role of Escamillo in Bizet's Carmen at the Hawaii Opera Theatre, joined by fellow barihunks Matthew Treviño as Zuniga and Brian James Myer as El Dancaïro.   

Bass-barihunk Darren Stokes, who was a chemist before singing opera full-time, is new to the site. He is an alumnus of the Ryan Opera Center of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and was awarded the Leo M. Rogers Scholarship for Outstanding Apprentice at the Sarasota Opera. This season he toured Germany as Crown in Gershwin's Porgy & Bess, a role he reprised that season in Ithica, New York. He made his mainstage debut at the New York City Opera as Sciarrone in Puccini's Tosca and toured as Escamillo with the company throughout Europe and the Middle East. 
Darren Stokes

The cast for Carmen also includes Kate Aldrich in the title role, Kip Wilborn as Don José and the stunning Talise Trevigne as Micaëla. Performances are on October 13, 15 and 17, and tickets are available online.  

The 2018 Barihunk 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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