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Nathan Gunn, Baritone

Nathan Gunn

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, and the Paris Opera.  His many roles include the title roles in Billy Budd, Eugene Onegin, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and Hamlet. A noted supporter of new works, Mr. Gunn most recently created the role of Inman in Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountainat the Santa Fe Opera.  He also created roles including Dalton in Iain Bell’s The Harlot’s Progress at the Theater an der Wien, Yeshua in Mark Adamo’s The Gospel of Mary Magdalene at the San Francisco Opera, and Clyde Griffiths in Tobias Picker’s An American Tragedy at the Metropolitan Opera. A frequent recitalist, Mr. Gunn has been presented in recital at Alice Tully Hall and by Carnegie Hall in Zankel Hall. This season, Mr. Gunn returns to the Metropolitan Opera in The Magic Flute, appears in concert with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and presents recital in Los Angeles, Baltimore, Kalamazoo, and Thomasville. He also performs Paola Prestini’s The Hubble Cantata at the Ford Theater in Los Angeles, appears in the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Bernstein celebration, and premieres his one-man show, Flying Solo. 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 a winner of the 1994 Metropolitan Opera National Council Competition. Mr. Gunn is also an alumnus of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana where he is currently a professor of voice.  Mr. Gunn is a partner in the Los Angeles City Club, RVCC, which is a forward thinking analog space for artists and entrepreneurs changing the downtown of Los Angeles.

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