VIDEO: BWW Exclusive Premiere - Nathan Gunn Performs John Denver's 'Calypso'

Related: Nathan Gunn







Legendary producer Milt Okun who helped shape the iconic careers of John Denver and Placido Domingo. has un teamed up with arranger Lee Holdridge to conceive and release "Great Voices Sing John Denver", an inspired re-imagining of Mr. Denver's beloved works, performed by the world's greatest opera singers. This very unique project was inspired by John Denver's love for great classical voices & previous collaboration with Placido Domingo on their hit duet from 1981, "Perhaps Love".



Below, BWW brings you exclusive footage of renowned baritone & Broadway star Nathan Gunn recording his contribution for the project, a stunning new interpretation of "Calypso". The video clip features exclusive commentary from the singer as well as Milt Okun, Placido Domingo, & the album's producer Elisa Justice.



For more information, please visit:












Legendary producer Milt Okun who helped shape the iconic careers of John Denver and Placido Domingo. has un teamed up with arranger Lee Holdridge to conceive and release "Great Voices Sing John Denver", an inspired re-imagining of Mr. Denver's beloved works, performed by the world's greatest opera singers. This very unique project was inspired by John Denver's love for great classical voices & previous collaboration with Placido Domingo on their hit duet from 1981, "Perhaps Love".





ABOUT THE ALBUM



The album features artists such as Plácido Domingo, Rod Gilfry, Daniel Montenegro, Shenyang, Danielle de Niese and René Pape, among others. The group is comprised of an international group of singers to fully embody who John Denver was - an international man. All the artists were given the option of which song they wished to sing and unbelievably no two artists chose the same song. As with many people, each of the artists had personal stories that went along with their song choice.




ABOUT MILT OKUN


Milt Okun has worked with world-renowned Plácido Domingo, was the conductor for Harry Belafonte, and was the man who brought John Denver to stardom and produced his most loved hits. Okun is also known for transforming three unknown singers who had never worked together into one of the most successful musical acts of their generation, Peter, Paul and Mary. He also founded Cherry Lane Music, the music publishing company for Elvis and DreamWorks among many other household names.




ABOUT NATHAN GUNN


Nathan Gunn has appeared in Camelot and Carousel with the New York Philharmonic (both productions broadcast on PBS) as well as Show Boat at Carnegie Hall and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. He performed at the New York Philharmonic's 80th birthday celebration for composer Stephen Sondheim and appeared with the orchestra in an evening of Broadway classics with Kelli O'Hara.




Among his opera credits are Tobias Picker's An American Tragedy at the Metropolitan Opera, Andre Previn's Brief Encounte, Mark Adamo's The Gospel of Mary Magdalene, Daron Hagen's Amelia, and Peter Eotvos' Love and Other Demons.

























VIDEO: BWW Exclusive Premiere - Nathan Gunn Performs John Denver's 'Calypso'


More On: Nathan Gunn



Comment & Share

Related Links
The Cincinnati Opera Presents World Premiere of MORNING STAR, 6/30-7/19The Cincinnati Opera Presents World Premiere of MORNING STAR, 6/30-7/19
April 14, 2014
Dallas Opera Presents 2014 AT&T Stadium Simulcast of THE BARBER OF SEVILLE TodayDallas Opera Presents 2014 AT&T Stadium Simulcast of THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Today
April 11, 2014
The Dallas Opera Presents THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, Now thru 4/13The Dallas Opera Presents THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, Now thru 4/13
March 28, 2014
Dallas Opera's BARBER OF SEVILLE to Open March 28Dallas Opera's BARBER OF SEVILLE to Open March 28
March 13, 2014
The Dallas Opera Presents THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 3/28- 4/13The Dallas Opera Presents THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 3/28- 4/13
March 13, 2014


About Author

Subscribe to Author Alerts

BWW Previews: Mark Morris Prepares for World Premiere of ACIS AND GALATEABWW Previews: Mark Morris Prepares for World Premiere of ACIS AND GALATEA

Subscribe for News & Specials

BWW Reviews: Soprano Karita Mattila Shimmers in Strauss's FOUR LAST SONGS at Carnegie HallBWW Reviews: Soprano Karita Mattila Shimmers in Strauss's FOUR LAST SONGS at Carnegie Hall
by Richard Sasanow