Nathan Gunn

Baritone

Management

Jonathan Groves
jg@grovesartists.com

Helen Hogh
hh@grovesartists.com

Groves Artists represents Nathan Gunn in Europe

Biography

Baritone Nathan Gunn has made a reputation as one of the most exciting and versatile baritones performing today.

He has sung leading lyric baritone roles and appeared in several world premieres in many of the most renowned opera houses of the world including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Royal Opera House, Paris Opera, and Bayerische Staatsoper. Also a distinguished concert performer,

Mr. Gunn appears regularly with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra, and has been presented in recitals in New York, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Toronto, London, and Brussels. His growing discography includes Billy Budd (Virgin Classics) which won the 2010 Grammy Award, Rogers & Hammerstein’s Allegro (Sony Masterworks Broadway), Il Barbiere di Siviglia (SONY Classics), and his solo albums Just Before Sunrise (Sony/BMG Masterworks) and American Anthem (EMI). He also starred in the Metropolitan Opera’s HD broadcasts of The Magic Flute and The Merry Widow.

Mr. Gunn recently ventured outside the standard opera repertoire with performances of the title role in Sweeney Todd at the Houston Grand Opera, Camelot and Carousel with the New York Philharmonic (both broadcast on PBS’s Great Performances) and Showboat at Carnegie Hall and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. He is also currently a professor of voice at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and General Director of the Lyric Theater @ Illinois.

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Reviews

  • Nathan Gunn commands an operatic baritone whose mighty heft and richness confer an outsize authority on everything he touches.

    The New York Times
  • Nathan Gunn made a stunning Lyric debut in the title role and met all the physical demands, climbing barefoot up the Indomitable’s rigging while singing with a rapturous, full bodied sound.

    Opera Magazine
  • Die schoene Muellerin

    Nathan Gunn is as comfortable in the intimate world of German lieder as he is playing hunky operatic leads. His beautiful soft-grained baritone poured from him without a hint of forcing, while his German diction was good enough to fool a native speaker.

    John von Rhein The Chicago Tribune

News

  • Nathan Gunn returns to the Theater an der Wien
    17.10.14

    Nathan Gunn returns to the Theater an der Wien

  • Allison Bell and Nathan Gunn’s performance in Love and Other Demons released on CD
    18.10.13

    Allison Bell and Nathan Gunn’s performance in Love and Other Demons released on CD

  • Nathan Gunn to star with Diana Damrau in new opera by UK composer in Vienna
    10.09.13

    Nathan Gunn to star with Diana Damrau in new opera by UK composer in Vienna