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.