First off, sorry for the absence. Actually been quite busy. Who knew being a singer could be so much work?
Second off, it's come to my attention that some people still don't understand the purpose of this blog. For a full in depth break down of the blog, I refer you to the blog manifesto. For those of you who just want the cliff notes, here you go: the title 'Bari-Chunks' is just a play on the title of the way more widely read 'Barihunks' blog. The purpose is promoting good singing of low voice singers out there, REGARDLESS of body type. Big, small, short, tall, black, white, it doesn't matter. I AM NOT CALLING ANY OF THE SINGERS ON HERE FAT. I'm trying to pay them a complement in my own odd way. The blog also has evolved to include my friends and I discussing other topics in the opera world, ranting, trying to impart what little wisdom we have, and jut being funny. I am really sorry if anyone was actually insulted by this blog.
Ok, now that that's out of the way, back to our regularly scheduled program. Two more singers for you today.
This Barihunk, yes, I said Barihunk. (he's actually on their calendar) is the real deal. Not only is he a good looking guy, he can sing. Flat out great singing. On top of that, he's a loving husband, father, and friend. He's too perfect. Pretty sure he's got a collection of Barbie dolls or something at his house...
Pretty sure he's inking about his Barbie doll collection here:)
This summer, Craig could be heard singing Mercutio in Romeo et Juliette and Ned Keene in Peter Grimes, both at Des Moines Metro Opera. He's currently singing Billy Budd in Santiago, Chille.
Here he is singing the Pearl Fiashers duet with Sean Panikkar
Not sure if Wayne is a Barihunk as well, but my guess is yes. Regardless, he's a singer, and a good one at that.
Heard here in an excerpt of the catalogue aria from Don Giovanni, you can a small taste of Mr Tigges's power on stage
Also, like Mr Verm, Wayne is an all around good guy. Whether it be poker, guitar jam session, or many other things unmentionable here on this blog, Wayne is a stand up guy and good colleague. He also loves Kung Fu.
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Wayne is currently singing Archibald Duglas in La Donna del lago at Santa Fe Opera.