Aug 8 2013

 

 

 

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Tom Corbeil

If Opera is not your cup of tea, then Buzzfeed.com might change your mind. They have picked thirty-three very hot opera singers. Looking through the photographs will have you singing from 'Les Arts Florissants' in a second.

Here are my favorite ten from their list.

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Douglas Williams

Douglas, as you’d expect, has tried his hand at modeling, but in addition to being a classically trained bass-baritone, he’s also received Shakespearean training, making him a fiercely versatile performer.

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Noah Stewart

Noah grew up in Harlem, attended LaGuardia High School and Juilliard School, and eventually took up a scholarship at the San Francisco Opera. He now has a CD out and recently played Don José in Carmen at the Royal Albert Hall.

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Erwin Schrott

Erwin is a bass-baritone from Uruguay. He is in a relationship with Russian soprano Anna Netrebko and they’ve appeared together in Don Giovanni with the New York Metropolitan Opera. See the couple singing with Jonas and cute banter in the beginning.

 

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Nathan Gunn

Nathan is an American baritone and has performed at Lincoln Center in the Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Opera House, and the Paris Opera. He was also featured in People’s 2008 “The Sexiest Men Alive” list.

 

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Ed Lyon

Ed describes himself on his Twitter as “Tenor, undercover yorkshireman, architecture and gym bore. Proud to be in #teamgay.” So are we. Hear his gorgeous bright sound here.

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Beltran Iraburu

Beltrán is a Spanish-born baritone working in Paris. He’s performed a number of roles under conductors Carlo Maria Giulini, Adam Fisher, and Riccardo Chailly. Listen to him here.

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John Brandon

John is a baritone from Ooltewah, Tennessee, and has performed in both operatic roles — Morales in Carmen with the North Carolina Opera — and musical theater roles, like Gaylord Ravenal in Showboat with the Naples Opera. Listen to him here.

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Christopher Dylan Herbert

American baritone Christopher performs mainly with his ensemble, New York Polyphony. He also writes for the Washington Post, Huffington Post, and Foreign Policy Association about the Middle East and foreign policy, putting his master’s in Middle Eastern studies from Harvard University to good use.

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Tom Corbeil

Before he joined the chorus at San Diego Opera which started his singing career, Tom finished a bachelor’s in statistics at University of California, Davis and a master’s degree in Old Testament studies at Regent College in Vancouver. He also worked for three years for the U.S. Navy as a data analyst.

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Matthew Morris

Matt has performed roles in operas, musical theater, film, and television. He trained at the Juilliard School and at the Bard College Conservatory. Boy doesn't need a mike singing Randy Newman’s “I Think It’s Going To Rain Today.”