Sunday, April 3, 2016

Sexy, sexy pictures of Damian Pass and the Men of Agrippina

Damian Pass and the Men of Agrippina
Last week, we posted about the sexy production of Handel’s Agrippina from the Theater an der Wien featuring barihunk Damian Pass as Pallante and hunken-countertenor Jake Arditti as Nerone.

The production was live streamed on Sonostream, but is now available on YouTube or right here on Barihunks.

The new production from director Robert Carsen casts a satirical eye on Ancient Rome, with political and sexual machination as Agrippina schemes to place her son, Nerone (Nero), on the throne and the seductive Poppea juggles with three lovers.  Handel, who many musicologists presume was gay, would undoubtedly have LOVED this production.

Damian Pass strips down in Agrippina
In addition to enough supernumerary beefcake to fill an issue of Men's Fitness, the cast also includes the stunning Danielle de Niese as Poppea, Patricia Bardon in the title role, Fillippo Mineccia as Ottone, Mika Kares as Claudio, Tom Verney as Narciso and Christoph Seidl as Lesbo.

We figured that it was worthwhile to share some of the pictures from the production. 

Damian Pass, Patricia Bardon and the Men of Agrippina
In 1707-1708, Agrippina gave the young Handel his big chance to establish his reputation as an opera composer in Italy. The commission came from the famous Teatro San Giovanni Crisostomo in Venice, which was funded by the influential Grimani family. The Venetians were extremely demanding when it came to music, but Handel succeeded in creating a wise, gripping and entertaining opera on the basis of the humorous libretto about lust for power and sexual desires in Ancient Rome. The success was overwhelming.

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