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Baritone Nathan Gunn Here for Concert and Master Class, November 19 - 20

Baritone Nathan Gunn Here for Concert and Master Class, November 19 - 20

November 11, 2008

Nathan Gunn 3.jpgNovember 11, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - The DePauw School of Music and the University's Performing Arts Series combine to welcome renowned baritone Nathan Gunn to campus for a November 19 & 20 visit. Gunn will present a concert in Thompson Recital Hall of the Green Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evening, and will teach a vocal master class the following evening in Thompson Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public. (photo: Bill Phelps)

Gunn has appeared in internationally famous opera houses such as the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Seattle Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Royal Opera House (Covent Garden), Paris Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, Glyndebourne Opera Festival, and the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels. His many roles include the title roles in Billy Budd, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and Hamlet, Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte, the Count in Le Nozze di Figaro, Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette and Ottone in L’incoronazione di Poppea. He also created the role of Clyde Griffiths in the world premiere of Tobias Picker’s new opera, An American Tragedy, at the Metropolitan Opera. He recently made appearances in semi-staged performances of Camelot with the New York Philharmonic (broadcast live on PBS' Great Performances) and Showboat at Carnegie Hall.

Gunn was the recipient of the first annual Beverly Sills Artist Award, and was recently awarded the Pittsburgh Opera Green Center Dusk.jpgRenaissance 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. In addition, he is also an alumnus of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, where he still makes his home, and was recently awarded a professorship by the university.

The Wednesday evening performance will feature several works in German and English, including two arias from Mozart's Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute). Mr. Gunn will be accompanied by his wife, Dr. Julie Gunn.

For more information, visit the performer's Web site.