NATHAN GUNN TO APPEAR ON THE COLBERT REPORT

05.06.08
Nathan Gunn

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Nathan Gunn is noted for his interpretations of the great baritone roles ranging from the title role in Billy Budd to the Count in Le nozze di Figaro, which he has sung in the major opera houses and concert halls in Europe and America including the Met, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Paris Opera, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony and London Symphony Orchestra. Also a supporter of new works, he created the role of Clyde Griffiths in the premiere of An American Tragedy by Tobias Picker at the Met.

Upcoming engagements include Lancelot in the New York Philharmonic Orchestra’s performances of Camelot (which will be broadcast nationally on PBS’s Live at Lincoln Center on May 8) and Gaylord Ravenal in Showboat at Carnegie Hall. He also appears in two world premieres: Peter Eötvös’ Love and Other Demons at the Glyndebourne Opera Festival and André Previn’s Brief Encounter at the Houston Grand Opera. Other engagements next season include his debut at the Los Angles Opera, and returns to the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Opera Company of Philadelphia

His latest album, Just Before Sunrise, was released in August 2007 on the Sony/BMG Masterworks label. Other recent recordings include Peter Grimes (LSO Live!), Il barbiere di Siviglia (SONY Classics), and Kullervo (Telarc).