|Mariusz Kwiecien (Nick Heavican/Metropolitan Opera)|
Mariusz Kwiecien was the original inspiration for this site. His steamy, sexy Don Giovanni at the San Francisco Opera, which was recorded and recently rebroadcast on television, prompted a discussion amongst friends about creating a tribute site. We felt that a site dedicated to one singer didn't have broad enough appeal. However, when we start thinking of other sexy singers, a slew of baritones rolled off of our tongues: Erwin Schrott, Dimitri Hvorostovsky, Nathan Gunn...
The list went on and on and on. The natural result was a site dedicated to the baritone-hunks of opera. (FYI, it's pronounced Bear-a-Hunk, not Berry-Hunk).
|The original Barihunks: Erwin Schrott, Nathan Gunn & Dmitri Hvorostovsky|
GUNN AND BURDEN MAKING OPERA SEXY IN PEARL FISHERS:
We've been heartened by the amazing emails and support we've received about the site. We received this note from a singer today, "Thanks for showing that opera can be as sexy as anything in the movies or on TV. Your site has shaken up the world of opera for the better." It summed up our intentions perfectly!
|Kwiecien: So sexy he launched an opera phenomenon|
We're glad you're enjoying the site. Feel free to email us with comments, suggestion or tips on opera performances or singers at Barihunks@gmail.com.