Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Pearl Fishers Contest

Few operas have provided this site with more material than George Bizet's "Pearl Fishers." Some of our hottest barihunks have appeared in shirtless photos from this French gem, including Nathan Gunn, David Adam Moore and Lucas Meacham.

We know that these guys look good as Zurga, but we want to know who you like best vocally. We've given you six clips with famous barihunks as Zurga to choose from. Use the poll in the right column to vote.


Simon Keenlyside & Matthew Polenzani

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Dmitri Hvorostovsky & Paul Groves

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Thomas Hampson & Marcelo Alvarez

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Ludovic Tézier & Ramon Vargas

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Nathan Gunn & William Burden

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Mariusz Kwiecien & Matthew Polenzani

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12 comments:

  1. sorr but i prefer something more...classic..ie gedda and vanzo...

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  2. Can we get Polenzani and Gunn together? I think their sounds would really compliment the best on the duet.

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  3. Did they freeze the picture just before Dimitri and Paul kissed?

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  4. @Countervail: I totally agree. I liked all of the baritones, but Paul Groves was almost TOO French, Vargas and Alvarez too Italian. Burden was pretty good, but Polenzani really does it best. Where did the Kwiecien one come from?

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  5. Alvarez and Hampson for me, althouhg nobody can match Bjorling and Merrill !!

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  6. 我愛那些使自己的德行成為自己的目標或命定的人 ..................................................

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  7. The Kwiecien came from a 2004 cd call "A Night at the Opera" featuring Kwiecien, Polenzani, Indra Thomas, Kristen Jepson and Valerin Ruminski.

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  8. Agree Bjorling and Merrill are definitive but what Paul Groves is doing here is beyond me. No way is he an opera singer
    Neville

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  9. My favorite video to date was Alagna and Terfel at the Met Gala. A bit over wrought but thrilling nonetheless.

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  10. The Keenlyside/Polenzani version is really very good. If only we could get Keenlyside and Alvarez together. Those voices are so beautiful and lyrical and would be the perfect match.

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  11. I heard Polanzani and Gunn sing this duet at a Chicago concert a few years back. And yes, their voices worked together beautifully. Amazing.

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  12. my favourites are Simon Keenlyside and Dmitri Hvorostovsky ,so it is a problem:-))))

    how about a di Luna contest? Who could sing the best Il balen :-))?

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