Ahead of Premiere of Jake Heggie’s Song Cycle, Baritone Nathan Gunn Lauded

This Friday evening Moby-Dick composer Jake Heggie, lyricist Gene Scheer, and baritone Nathan Gunn will debut a new song cycle, A Question of Light, which was inspired by a number of works currently on view at the Dallas Museum of Art. Gunn, who starred in last year’s Don Pasquale at the Dallas Opera, is coming off recent success dabbling in popular song, a caberet performance which prompted the New York Times’ Stephen Holden to call the singer the “a vocal Babe Ruth.”

He belted it out of the ballpark four times. There were also singles, doubles and a couple of strikeouts.

Needless to say, a review like that will land you a nod on barihunks.

Image: Nathan Gunn (right) in the Dallas Opera’s production of Don Pasquale (Photo by Karen Almond).