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Hatfield Hall Season Finale Features World-Renowned Vocalist Nathan Gunn

April 29, 2013


Nathan Gunn

Thursday, May 2
7:30 p.m.

Hatfield Hall Theater
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
5500 Wabash Ave., Terre Haute

Tickets: $30-$34 for adults; $20 for students.

  For tickets, visit the Hatfield Hall ticket desk or
  call 812-877-8544 weekdays from 10 a.m. to
  5 p.m., Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m., and two
  hours prior to the show.

  More information about this show is available

Rose-Hulman will close out its 10th anniversary performing arts series with world-renowned vocalist Nathan Gunn performing in the Hatfield Hall Theater on Thursday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for this special show are $30-$34 for adults and $20 for students. They may be purchased at the Hatfield Hall ticket desk or by calling 812-877-8544.

One of the most exciting and in-demand baritones today, Gunn is part of the modern opera baritones dubbed “barihunks” for their chiseled good looks and impressive physiques, which often earn them roles with shirtless scenes.

Upon being named one of People magazine’s “Sexiest Men Alive” in 2008, Gunn told the Orange County Register, “It helps break down those old outmoded stereotypes about opera.”

Gunn is not just another pretty face. He has appeared internationally in some of the most revered venues round the globe, including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, and the Paris Opera.

His many roles include the title roles in Billy Budd, Eugene Onegin, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and Hamlet. Also, he has been Guglielmo in Cosí fan tutte, the Count in Le Nozze di Figaro, Tarquinius in The Rape of Lucetia, and Malatesta in Don Pasquale.

“It’s an absolute thrill to have someone of Mr. Gunn’s artistic stature here at Hatfield Hall,” says Bunny Nash, Rose-Hulman’s coordinator of performing arts.

Gunn’s repertoire is not limited to opera. His Rose-Hulman show will include George and Ira Gershwin’s show tune “I’ve Got a Crush on You,” movie favorites like “Over the Rainbow,” and popular songs like “Polka Dots and Moonbeams” from the Big Band era.

 Accompanying Nathan Gunn will be his wife, pianist Julie Gunn. Both are alumni of the University of Illinois, where he is a professor of voice and she is an associate professor of accompanying.

Nathan Gunn has recently appeared in Camelot with the New York Philharmonic and Showboat at Carnegie Hall. He also appeared in the New York Philharmonic's 80th birthday gala celebration for Stephen Sondheim, and was also featured in a recent PBS presentation of Live from Lincoln Center: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel with the New York Philharmonic.

Gunn was the recipient of the first Beverly Sills Artist Award, is an alumnus of the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artists Program, and was the winner of the 1994 Metropolitan Opera National Council Competition.

Gunn's solo album, Just Before Sunrise, was released on Sony/BMG Masterworks. He had the title role in the 2010 Grammy Award recording of Billy Budd, with Daniel Harding and the London Symphony Orchestra. He also starred as Buzz Aldrin in Man on the Moon, an opera written specifically for television and broadcast on the BBC in the United Kingdom.