|Andrew Garland working out in his Barihunk tee-shirt|
The Cincinnati Opera has announced its casting for next season and it is delightfully laden with some of opera's most popular barihunks. Fans of Daniel Okultich can see him twice, as the former Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music graduate appears as Escamillo in Bizet's Carmen
and as Giove in Cavalli's La Calisto
. Andrew Garland will also appear in La Calisto
July 17-27, 2014 at the Corbett Theater in
the School for Creative and Performing Arts near Music Hall. The cast also includes male soprano Michael Maniaci as Endimione, Jennifer Johnson Cano as Diana/Destino, Alexandra Deshorties as Giunone, Aaron Blake is Pane/Natura and bass Nathan Stark as Sylvano.
Fans of Andrew Garland can purchase his amazing CD American Portraits at the GPR Records
website. It includes songs by Stephen Paulus, Jake Heggie, Lori Laitman and Tom Cipullo. You won't be disappointed!
Okulitch will be opening the season in Bizet’s Carmen
on June 12th and the cast includes Stacey Rishoi in the title role, William Burden as Don José, Jessica Rivera as Micaela and Nathan Stark as Zuniga.
|Gabriel Preisser backstage in Philadelphia for Silent Night|
July 10 and 12 they will be presenting the Pulitzer Prize-winning
opera by Kevin Puts, Silent Night, which is filled with baritones. The
performances will take place near the 100th anniversary of the outset of
World War I. A number of baritones are reprising roles from the
productions in Minnesota and Philadelphia, including Gabriel Preisser as
Lt. Gordon, Craig Irvin as Lt. Horstman and Andrew Wilkowske as
Also in the cast are Thomas Blondelle as Nikolaus Sprink, Erin Wall as Anna Sorensen, barihunk Phillip
Addis as Lt. Audebert and the gifted young tenor Thomas Glenn as Jonathan Dale.
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