Friday, January 28, 2011

Liam Bonner

Liam Bonner (photo courtesy of Opera News)
The New Orleans Opera production of The Pearl Fishers opens tonight at 8 PM with an additional performance on Sunday, January 30th at 2:30 PM. Barihunk Liam Bonner will sing the role of Zurga opposite hunkentenor William Burden. Visit their website for additional performance information.

Burden's portrayal of Nadir opposite barihunk Nathan Gunn was one of the early success stories on this site. The YouTube video below has over 55,000 hits, which is extraordinary for an opera clip. Our post still generates lots of traffic three years later. 

William Burden & Nathan Gunn

We're not sure if the New Orleans production will have the same amount of skin as the famed Philadelphia performance, but we'll be keeping an eye out for photos. 

1 comment:

  1. I was at the New Orleans opening last night. Alas, and as a friend commented, Nadir and Zurga were in their winter clothes. Fortuntately there were a couple of bare-chested (male) ballet dancers and less fortunately, some bare-chested chorus members.