Nathan Gunn (c) Joshua Spencer

Nathan Gunn


Nathan Gunn has made a reputation as one of the most exciting and versatile baritones performing today. He has sung leading lyric baritone roles and appeared in several world premieres in many of the most renowned opera houses of the world including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, ROH, Paris Opera, and Bayerische Staatsoper.

Previously for ENO: Danilo The Merry Widow

Career Highlights

Nathan is a distinguished concert performer, he has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra, and given recitals in New York, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Toronto, London, and Brussels. His growing discography includes Billy Budd (Virgin Classics) which won the 2010 Grammy Award, Rogers & Hammerstein’s Allegro (Sony Masterworks Broadway), Il barbiere di Siviglia (Sony Classics), and his solo albums Just Before Sunrise (Sony/BMG Masterworks) and American Anthem (EMI).

He also starred in the Met’s HD broadcasts of The Magic Flute and The Merry Widow. He recently ventured outside the standard opera repertoire with performances of the title role in Sweeney Todd (Houston Grand Opera), Camelot and Carousel (New York Philharmonic), Showboat (Carnegie Hall, Lyric Opera of Chicago) and Wonderful Town (LSO). He is a professor of voice at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and General Director of the Lyric Theater @ Illinois.

Have a listen to some of Nathan’s favourite music right now…

Last updated: 4th July 2023