Sneak a peek at the new barihunks calendar

Sneak a peek at the new barihunks calendar


norman lebrecht

October 02, 2015

The 2016 Barihunks Charity Calendar, out now, is designed to promote the art of baritone singing. All proceeds will fund the creation of the Foundation for the Advancement of Baritones (F.A.B.), supporting competition prizes, new commissions for baritones and basses, and similar enterprises.

New York composer Clint Borzoni is already working on two songs for string quartet and baritone, to be premiered by Marco Vassalli in January.

This is Marco Vassalli.

marco roman

You can find others like him in the 2016 calendar, available here.

Oh, all right: one more. This is Cyril Rovery.

cyril rovery


  • CDH says:

    Don’t think they are going for the female opera fans.

  • Heywood Jalissen says:

    Thank you— no.

  • Marg says:

    I’ll pass.

  • John Borstlap says:

    Attempts to distract from their voices.

  • Theodore McGuiver says:

    Is this the operatic version of Mens Health?

  • Aslanis says:

    Total gay, but whoever shot this is maybe a gay wannabe (10% anyone on the Kinsey scale?). They have non idea what’s sexy to gay men, or straight women for that matter. All these shots are the same — how uncreative can one get? Where’s the beef; OR the beef behind the underwear? Step-up to the plate, Ms/Mr. Photographer, make it sexy if you want to sell sex, and not voice — it’s a real market I hear…

  • Cynical Observer says:

    Foundation for the Advancement of Baritones (FAB) as distinct from tenors (FAT)?