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Performances: Opera

 

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Saturday September 12, 2009 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday September 15, 2009 7:30 p.m.
Sunday September 20, 2009 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday September 22, 2009 7:30 p.m.
Friday September 25, 2009 7:30 p.m.
Sunday September 27, 2009 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday September 30, 2009 7:30 p.m.

Belcore in Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore, Los Angeles Opera

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"Lawless's 'L'Elisir' is an ensemble piece, and everyone this time around appeared believable. But the production did tend to swallow up the young singers. Without large voices or over-sized personalities, they had trouble dominating the stage dramatically or vocally--hay (even fake hay) isn't a very good acoustical substance.

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"Gunn was an appealing Belcore, more suave than most if a little less funny."
--Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times

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"Gunn's baritone proved smooth, light and mellow as Belcore, perhaps a bit too much so for the part. One desired a little more meat there."--Timothy Mangan, Orange County Register

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A review at Opera-L

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"Nathan Gunn was only a moderately successful Belcore, all the more puzzling because if anyone in the opera world could be assumed to easily pull off this role it should be opera's chief stud baritone."--The Ambassador roams high and low