The Sexiest Baritone Hunks from Opera
July 2, 2014 7:29 PM   Subscribe

Barihunks. A blog about hunky baritones. That is all.
posted by Orinda (9 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
mmmmmmm, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, mmmmmmmmmm
posted by JanetLand at 7:32 PM on July 2, 2014 [1 favorite]

I love this! Thank you. For those worried about the frivolity of the blog, I noticed it also functions as an informal performance calendar for said barihunks and other opera singers. Their mission is stated as:

1. To promote baritones and basses, especially emerging talent.
2. To financially assist singers and promote opera through the sale of our calendar and tee shirts.
3. To make opera competitive with television and movies, by making it appealing to new audiences.
4. To promote good health and self-esteem. A great voice coupled with a healthy life-style prolongs careers.
5. Keep opera positive! No bitchiness allowed! This industry is tough enough.
posted by Atrahasis at 7:56 PM on July 2, 2014 [2 favorites]

It's been around for several years, which means lots of archival goodness. And I'm happy to see a tribute to one of my favorites, Samuel Ramey. Good times.
posted by mogget at 8:20 PM on July 2, 2014

I think that my school acquaintance from way back when Tom Meglioranza certainly qualifies. I remember him to be a really sweet, humble guy.
posted by umbĂș at 8:53 PM on July 2, 2014

Despite coming from a family that's lousy with classical musicians, I find that opera is not a form of art I enjoy much. (I have tried. Believe me, I have tried. I have sat through sooooooo many family-related performances of pieces by various composers. Aside from a few scattered examples, it's just not my thing.)

But this. Oh my. *fans self* Would you look at all those handsome men?

And not one of them is a tenor.

Excuse me, I'll be in my bunk…
posted by Lexica at 9:39 PM on July 2, 2014 [3 favorites]

The Met Opera radio broadcasts ended 2013-2014 with a nice mini bel canto series. Lots of tenors. I especially thought Lawrence Brownlee was the cat's PJs...

Now I'm making Homer-Simpson-pondering-a-donut noises. Baaaaaaaaaaaritones.
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 10:38 PM on July 2, 2014

Looking forward to digging into this later, thanks! (I think there might be some autoplaying audio on the page, as I had to close the background tab after a few minutes).
posted by rollick at 1:22 AM on July 3, 2014

Two words: Nathan Gunn.
posted by still_wears_a_hat at 5:29 AM on July 3, 2014 [1 favorite]

I just sent this link to a sexy baritone I know who was with the San Diego Light Opera. I hope to see him on it someday.
posted by TrishaLynn at 6:36 AM on July 3, 2014

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