Nathan Gunn with Julie Jordan Gunn Fill the Berman Theater with Opera 4/24
Nathan Gunn has made a reputation as one of the most exciting and in-demand baritones of the day. He has appeared in internationally renowned opera houses including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Paris Opera, and Teatro Real in Madrid.
Nathan Gunn rightly owns his reputation as one of the most exciting and in-demand singers of the day. On opera and concert stages from the Met to Covent Garden to the Hollywood Bowl, his charisma, emotional range, and resonant voice make immediate and lasting connections with audience members and with colleagues. A frequent recitalist, Julie Gunn, Nathan's partner on stage and in life, brings her sensitive and stylish pianistic work, as well as her expertise as a music director, vocal coach, and song arranger will be joined by pianist Julie Gunn, his wife, on The Berman stage.
Nathan Gunn with Julie Jordan Gunn(piano)
The Berman Center for the Performing Arts
6600 West Maple Road, West Bloomfield, MI
Thursday, April 24th at 7:30p.m.
Nathan Gunn has made a reputation as one of the most exciting and in-demand baritones of the day. He has appeared in internationally renowned opera houses such as the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Paris Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, Glyndebourne Opera Festival, Theater an der Wien, Teatro Real in Madrid, and the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels. His many roles include the title roles in Billy Budd, Eugene Onegin, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and Hamlet; Guglielmo inCosí fan tutte, the Count in Le Nozze di Figaro, Malatesta in Don Pasquale, Belcore in L'Elisir d'Amore, Ottone inL'incoronazione di Poppea, Tarquinius in The Rape of Lucetia, and The Lodger in The Aspern Papers.
Mr. Gunn most recently created the role of Yeshua in Mark Adamo's The Gospel of Mary Magdalene at the San Francisco Opera. He also created the roles of Paul in the world premiere of Daron Hagen's Amelia at the Seattle Opera, Alec Harvey in André Previn's Brief Encounter at the Houston Grand Opera, Father Delura in Peter Eötvös' Love and Other Demons at the Glyndebourne Opera Festival, and Clyde Griffiths in Tobias Picker's An American Tragedy at the Metropolitan Opera.
Also a distinguished concert performer, Mr. Gunn has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Münchner Rundfunkorchster, and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.
The many conductors with whom he has worked with include, Sir Andrew Davis, Sir Colin Davis, Christoph von Dohnányi, Christoph Eschenbach, Alan Gilbert, Daniel Harding, James Levine, Kurt Masur, Kent Nagano, Antonio Pappano, David Robertson, Donald Runnicles, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Robert Spano, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Mark Wigglesworth.
Mr. Gunn has recently ventured outside the standard opera repertoire with appearances in performances of Camelotand Carousel with the New York Philharmonic (both broadcasted on PBS) and Show Boat at Carnegie Hall and the Lyric Opera of Chicago
This season, Mr. Gunn returns to the Theater an der Wien in the world premiere of Iain Bell's The Harlot's Progress, the Metropolitan Opera for The Magic Flute, the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Dallas Opera for Il barbiere di Siviglia, and the San Francisco Opera for Show Boat. He also tours Australia with Mandy Patinkin.
Mr. Gunn was the recipient of the first annual Beverly Sills Artist Award, and was awarded the Pittsburgh Opera Renaissance Award. He is an alumnus of the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artists Program and was the winner of the 1994 Metropolitan Opera National Council Competition.
Each and every month at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts will offer the audience the sounds of the most extraordinary music, theatre and programs for every taste. Tickets for Nathan Gunn, Thursday, April 24th at 7:30p.m are $67.00 and JCC members $62.00 includes service fees. Ticket and additional information can be seen at www.theberman.org or by calling the ticket office at 248-661-1900.