Nathan Gunn has made a reputation as one of the most exciting and in-demand baritones of the day.
He has appeared in internationally renowned opera houses such as the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Paris Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, Glyndebourne Opera Festival, Theater an der Wien, Teatro Real in Madrid, Bilboa, and the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels. His many roles include the title roles in Billy Budd, Eugene Onegin, Il barbiere di Siviglia, and Hamlet, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, the Count in Le nozze di Figaro, Tarquinius in The Rape of Lucetia, Malatesta in Don Pasquale, Belcore in L'elisir d'amore, and Ottone in L'incoronazione di Poppea.
A noted supporter of new works, he most recently created the role of Paul in the world premiere of Daron Hagen's Amelia at the Seattle Opera. He also created the roles of Alec Harvey in André Previn's Brief Encounter at the Houston Grand Opera, Father Delura in Peter Eötvös' Love and Other Demons at the Glyndebourne Opera Festival, and Clyde Griffiths in Tobias Picker's An American Tragedy at the Metropolitan Opera.