Wednesday, January 30, 2008
I'm a fairly regular attendee of the Spoleto Festival, but somehow I missed Nmon Ford as Don Giovanni. From what I've heard, it was one of the steamiest Don's to be seen on stage in some time. Well, at least there are photos!
Nmon Ford was born in Panama and has already made his mark in the barihunk speciality roles of the aforementioned Don, Billy Budd, Samson and Jochanaan. If we want to see more his pulchritude, we need to get him cast in Dead Man Walking, Pearl Fishers and Streetcar Named Desire. Although still early in his career, he has already shared a Grammy Award for his participation on Bolcom's "Songs of Innocence and of Experience"
Blessed with a voice as beautiful as his body, he won First Place in the Liederkranz Foundation of New York Wagner Competition, as well as prizes from the Gerda Lissner Foundation and the George London Foundation. He earned his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from the University of Southern California where he graduated cum laude, and was named Outstanding Vocal Arts Graduate, for both degrees.
Smart and sexy. Now that's hot!