Sunday, December 16, 2007
#3 Most Popular Barihunk: Nathan Gunn
I firmly believe that the term "barihunk" was created as an adjective to describe Nathan Gunn on stage. It's almost impossible to read a review or a blog about Gunn with a reference to his barihunkiness. I was a little surprised when I checked my blog stats and he wasn't the #1 barihunk based on page visits. No baritone bares his midriff more than Gunn on stage, although Erwin Schrott is giving him a run for his money.
Gunn is currently singing "Romeo et Juliette" at the Met. His new album "Just Before Sunrise" is a little sappy for me. I'd recommend "American Ragtime" (http://www.amazon.com/DEBUT-Nathan-Gunn-American-Ragtime/dp/B00000IWW3/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1197817822&sr=8-2), which contains some lovely settings by American composers.
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I just discovered Nathan as Lancelot in Camelot (Live from Lincoln Center) It's terrible. I can't sleep, I can't work. all I do is troll the internet looking for everything I can find about him. I'm much too staid a middle aged woman to be acting this ridiculous. I'm embarrassing myself. Oh, but I'll be back!ReplyDelete
I have just discovered your site, but have been a big fan of Nathan Gunn and all the barihunks for ages. What is he singing in the photos above, and where and when?ReplyDelete
Is the above pic from Billy Budd? Oh my, this is just too much of sexiness. No wonder poor Claggart cannot bear it. <3 :DDD