|Nathan Gunn: Spotted in Santa Fe|
Barihunks spotted Nathan Gunn at a performance of Griselda in Santa Fe and we were wondering what brought him to town since he wasn't in any of the operas. We have since learned that he'll be singing with the company in 2015 in the world premiere of Cold Mountain, which is based on the best-selling novel about a Civil War deserter by Charles Frazier. The opera features music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon and a libretto by Gene Scheer.
Santa Fe will also features two other world premieres in upcoming seasons, Oscar by Theodore Morrison, based on the life of Oscar Wilde in 2013 and Miss Fortune by Judith Weir in 2014.
|Daniel Okulitch & Markus Beam|
There is no shortage of barihunks in Santa Fe for those who can't wait for Cold Mountain. Daniel Okulitch continues to receive raves as Abdul in Menotti's The Last Savage. Markus Beam was a pleasant last minute replacement as Schaunard for fellow barihunk Keith Phares in Puccini's La Boheme. For a complete cast list, visit the Santa Fe Opera website.
Markus Beam sings Guglielmo's aria, "Non siate ritrosi", from Mozart's Così fan tutte:
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