Friday, December 18, 2015

Pictures from Malte Roesner in Mansfield Park & the Barihunks Calendar

Malte Roesner and Milda Tubelytė in Mansfield Park
We finally have pictures of Barihunks calendar model Malte Roesner as Edmund Bertram from Jonathan Dove's Mansfield Park, which opened on December 5th at the Staatstheater Braunschweig and has additional performances on January 2 and 10, and February 21 and 26. Tickets are available online.

The multi-talented Roesner also translated the libretto from English into German, which he also recently did with Jake Heggie's Holocaust themed opera For a Look or a Touch.

The 18-scene chamber opera is based on the 1814 novel by Jane Austen. It's the story of Fanny Price, a Cinderella-like heroine, who quietly negotiates her way through the moral perils of early nineteenth century high society, from landscape gardening and amateur theatricals to balls and arranged marriages, and wins the hand of the man she has loved all her life. Edmund Bertram is the lead character of the novel. He intends to be a clergyman is known for his kindness and generosity towards Fanny, distinguishing him from the rest of his family, who tend to exploit her good nature and mock her less privileged upbringing.

Malte Roesner, : Solen Mainguené and Milda Tubelytė in Mansfield Park
The opera will be heard in the United States on March 18, 19 and 20 at the Indianapolis Opera with barihunk Gregory Gerbrandt taking on the role of Edmund Bertram. Additional information is available online

Malte Roesner is prominently featured in our 2016 Barihunks Charity Calendar, which is on sale for only two more weeks. Roesner's photos were shot in and around Montreuil-Bellay in the heart of France's Loire Valley this summer.

German barihunks Malte Roesner & Marco Vassalli from the 2016 Barihunks Calendar
All of the proceeds from the calendar are going to fund the creation of the Foundation for the Advancement of Baritones (FAB), which will promote new music for low voices, assist artists financially and fund a baritone prize at a competition to be named in January. You can purchase a calendar HERE in time for the New Year. ORDER NOW and help support young artists and the future of opera.

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