The Millikin University School of Music will host a vocal master class featuring internationally acclaimed baritone Nathan Gunn on Monday, Nov. 12 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. in Kaeuper Hall, Perkinson Music Center. The event is free and open to the public.
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 Covent Garden, Paris Opera, and the Glyndebourne Opera Festival.
A noted supporter of new works, Gunn most recently created the role of Paul in the world premiere of Daron Hagen’s “Amelia” at the Seattle Opera. He also created the roles of Alec Harvey in André Previn’s “Brief Encounter” at the Houston Grand Opera, Father Delura in Peter Eötvös’ “Love and Other Demons” at the Glyndebourne Opera Festival, and Clyde Griffiths in Tobias Picker’s “An American Tragedy” at the Metropolitan Opera. In the summer of 2013 he returns to the San Francisco Opera for the premiere of Mark Adamo's “The Gospel of Mary Magdalene,” and in the summer of 2015 he will return to the Santa Fe Opera for the premiere of Jennifer Higdon's “Cold Mountain.”
Also a distinguished concert performer, Gunn has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.
Gunn has recently ventured outside the standard opera repertoire in performances of “Camelot” with the New York Philharmonic and “Showboat” at Carnegie Hall. He also appeared in the New York Philharmonic’s 80th birthday gala celebration for Stephen Sondheim and appeared with the orchestra in an evening of Broadway classics with Kelli O’Hara.
Nathan 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 the winner of the 1994 Metropolitan Opera National Council Competition. Gunn is also an alumnus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he is currently a professor of voice.
For further information on Nathan Gunn, visit www.nathangunn.com
Millikin’s School of Music is committed to developing complete musicians artistically, technically and intellectually by emphasizing the integration of theory and practice with other disciplines across the University. For more information on Millikin’s School of Music, visit www.millikin.edu/music
For further information on the event, please contact the Millikin School of Music at 217.424.6300 or visit www.millikin.edu/music