One of the hottest tickets in opera was just announced, as the Opera Company of Philadelphia has revealed that Nathan Gunn will reprise the role of Tarquinius in Britten's "Rape of Lucretia." Readers know by now that this is a Barihunks favorite and it often is portrayed revealing a lot of baritonal skin. The photo above is Top Gunn in the 2001 production at Glimmerglas, of which Anthony Tomassini from the NY Times wrote:
Mr. Gunn was electrifying as the vicious prince, commanding the stage with his hunky physicality and virile voice.
well at least he didn't refere to him as "strapping"ReplyDelete
Nathan was pure sex in that production. The aroma of testosterone was overwhelming.ReplyDelete
You're going to have to be a OCP subscriber to get a ticket. "The Rape of Lucretia" will be in the Perelman Theatre in the Kimmel Center (the smaller of the two auditoriums). Not the Academy of Music.ReplyDelete
This is a GREAT production as well. Came from Maazel's foundation down in Virginia.ReplyDelete
I just called the opera company. The tickets will go on sale to the general public on Aug 25. You don't have to be a subscriber to purchase a ticket. :)ReplyDelete