By Adam Hetrick
21 Nov 2013
Patinkin, a Tony Award winner for Evita, and opera star Gunn (Carousel, Camelot) are joined by Patinkin's frequent collaborator, pianist Paul Ford, as well as Gunn's wife, concert pianist Julie Gunn, during the four-concert tour that is produced by John Frost, Phil Bathols and Opera Australia.
Here's how the evening is billed: "The eclectic programme features solos and duets – songs from musicals as well as a selection of opera, traditional folk and pop."
Engagements are also planned for the ASB Theatre in Auckland (Nov. 24), the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall (Nov. 26) and the QPAC Concert Hall in Brisbane (Nov. 28).
Gunn has appeared in Camelot and Carousel with the New York Philharmonic (both broadcast on PBS) and Show Boat at Carnegie Hall and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. He also appeared in the New York Philharmonic's 80th birthday gala celebration for Stephen Sondheim and appeared with the orchestra in an evening of Broadway classics with Kelli O’Hara. Gunn's opera credits include Mark Adamo's The Gospel of Mary Magdalene, Daron Hagen's Amelia, André Previn's Brief Encounter, Peter Eötvös' Love and Other Demons and Tobias Picker's An American Tragedy at the Metropolitan Opera.
For tickets, visit mandypatinkinlive.com.