Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Nathan Gunn Debuts Onegin in Cincinnati

Cincinnati Opera's Barihunk worthy banner
About a year ago we announced that Nathan Gunn was going to make his debut as the title character in Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin" at the Cincinnati Opera.  That debut is upon us, as opening night is on Thursday, July 14, with an additional performance on July 16. Gunn will be joined on stage by fellow barihunk Denis Sedov who is singing Prince Gremin. We have a feeling that these are going to be two special performances. If you haven't seen an opera in Cincinnati's Music Hall, this is a great excuse for a road trip. The opera house, which was built in 1878, is both an acoustic and architectural gem.

We also need to commend the Cincinnati Opera for their excellent website banner for the opera [see above].

After leaving Cincinnati, Gunn then takes the role of Onegin to the Opera Music Festival in Sigulda, Latvia on July 30 and August 2.

Nathan Gunn poster from Latvia
Here is the great bass Nicolai Ghiaurov singing Gremin's aria "Lyubvi fse vozrastï pokornï" (The gift of love is rightly treasured).

Here is Nathan Gunn singing "If Ever I Would Leave You" from Camelot:

Here is Sedov singing some bassa nova the Shablul Jazz Club in Tel Aviv, Israel. 

1 comment:

  1. Omg! Got to go to Sigulda!!! I need to see it!