|Michael Adams and John Allen Nelson|
On Friday night he was summoned from Boston to fly 3/4 of the way across the country from Boston to Salt Lake City to cover for fellow barihunk Michael Adams, who wasn't feeling well. Showing up at the theater with little rest, he managed to get a quick run through with conductor Robert Tweten and was looking at his music when he was summoned to the stage midway through Act 1.
Nelson sang the remainder of the opera from the pit, saving the company from having to perform the operatic classic without a full-voiced Marcello.
Additional performance are on October 9, 11, 13 and 15. No word on whether Adams or Nelson will sing the remainder of the run. Tickets are available online.
|Malte Roesner from the 2018 Barihunks calendar and photo book|