Sunday, November 11, 2007
When I saw Mel Ulrich sing Orestes in the San Francisco Opera Center's production of Gluck's "Iphigénie en Tauride," it was my initial awareness that hunky baritones existed in the world of opera. Like Nathan Gunn, he has had ample opportunity to show off his hot body, as well as his sexy bald dome. Unfortunately, Ulrich retired in March 2007 and retreated to Texas. His retirement is a huge loss to the world of barihunks. His barihunk roles include Dead Man Walking, Pearl Fishers, Don Giovanni and Britten's "Rape of Lucretia." Check out his website at www.melulrich.com to hear his gorgeous voice.
Nickname: Bruce Willis' sexier twin
[All pictures from www.melulrich.com]
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We were lucky to have Ulrich in Boston as Eugene Onegin in a very fine performance, and I remember him as Fritz the Harlequin in Die Tote Stadt at New York City Opera. Why did he retire? It's a great loss.ReplyDelete