MEDIA RELEASE: June 29 , 2011
Contact: Ashley Tongret, Communications Manager
(513) 768-5526 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MEET INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED SINGER AND RECORDING ARTIST NATHAN GUNN WEDNESDAY, JULY 6
The star of Cincinnati Opera’s Eugene Onegin will discuss his varied career and preparation for a new opera role in conversation with Evans Mirageas.
Following the discussion, Gunn will sign copies of his latest recording, “Just Before Sunrise.”
CINCINNATI—Cincinnati Opera is pleased to announce the appearance of Nathan Gunn, internationally acclaimed baritone and star of the company’s upcoming production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin (July 14 & 16), at a special one-night-only event at Joseph-Beth Booksellers on Wednesday, July 6 at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
Following recent successes at the Metropolitan Opera and the Café Carlyle in New York, Mr. Gunn will explore his varied career in opera, cabaret, and musical theater in conversation with Evans Mirageas, The Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director of Cincinnati Opera. The two will discuss the story of Tchaikovsky’s hauntingly beautiful opera Eugene Onegin and Mr. Gunn’s preparation for his debut in the complex role of the title character.
Following the discussion, Mr. Gunn will sign copies of his recent solo album “Just Before Sunrise,” a collection of romantic and intimate contemporary songs by such artists as Sting, Billy Joel, and Tom Waits.
For more information, please visit www.cincinnatiopera.org or call (513) 768-5593.
About Nathan Gunn
Nathan Gunn is one of the most exciting and in-demand opera 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, and now Cincinnati Opera. His distinguished repertoire includes title roles in Billy Budd, Eugene Onegin, The Barber of Seville, and Hamlet, plus Guglielmo in Così Fan Tutte, the Count in The Marriage of Figaro, and Papageno in The Magic Flute. He also regularly ventures outside the traditional classical music world with appearances in cabaret shows and in musical theater roles, and his recent solo album, “Just Before Sunrise,” features works by contemporary songwriters including Tom Waits, Sting, Gene Scheer, and Ben Moore. In addition to these accomplishments, Nathan is a proud family man with five children.
Cincinnati Opera presents
Meet Nathan Gunn
Discussion and album signing
When: Wednesday, July 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45208
Cincinnati Opera’s 2011 Summer Festival runs June 16 through July 31 and features Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto, John Adams’s A Flowering Tree, Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Cincinnati Opera’s 2011 Season Presenting Sponsor is PNC. The 2011 season is also made possible with support from ArtsWave, Ohio Arts Council, The Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts Fund, and many generous individuals, corporations, and foundations.