CALENDAR

DATES
LOCATION
CITY
PERFORMANCE
TICKETS
December 10 to 21, 2016
Les Arts
Valencia
I vespri siciliani
January 26 to February 15, 2017
Royal Opera House
London
Il Trovatore
February 12, 2017
Liceu
Barcelona
Concert (Verdi)
March 14 to 26, 2017
Teatro Regio
Turin
Manon Lescaut
April 21 to 30, 2017
Teatro dell’Opera
Rome
Andrea Chénier
May 8, 2017
Opera Naples
Naples
Recital (Arias)
May 20 to 29, 2017
ABAO
Bilbao
Andrea Chénier
July 8 to 15, 2017
Royal Opera House
London
Otello
July 20 to 30, 2017
Charles Bronfman Auditorium
Tel Aviv
Turandot (Concert Version)

Biography

Gregory Kunde
Gregory Kunde
Gregory Kunde
Gregory Kunde

GREGORY KUNDE

Tenor

Regarded as one of the most accomplished singers on the international opera stage today, the American tenor Gregory Kunde appears regularly at the most prestigious opera houses around the world, working with conductors and orchestras of the highest calibre. Kunde’s achievements have been recognised with a number of awards, most recently with ‘Male Singer of the Year’ at the 2016 International Opera Awards.

Highlights in the 2016/17 season include a return to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden for two roles; the title role Verdi Otello in a new production by Keith Warner, and a return to the role of Manrico Il trovatore. Further highlights this season include the title role Verdi Otello and Polline Norma at the Teatro Real, Samson Samson et Dalila and Renato Des Grieux Manon Lescaut at the Teatro Regio di Torino, Arrigo I vespri siciliani at the Palau de les Arts, Valencia, and the title role Andrea Chenier at the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma and in Bilbao. This season will also see Kunde debut the role of Calaf Turandot with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Zubin Mehta.

Kunde’s recent highlights include his debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Manrico Il trovatore, Samson Samson et Dalila at the Mariinsky Theatre with Valery Gergiev, the title role Roberto Devereux at the Teatro Real and in Bilbao, Renato des Grieux Manon Lescaut in Bilbao, the title role Idomeneo at the Palau de les Arts, Valencia, Rossini’s Otello at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Rossini’s Otello and Enée Les Troyens at the Teatro alla Scala, Radames Aida at the Arena de Verona, Rodolfo Luisa Miller in Liège and Rodrigo La donna del lago at the Theater an der Wien. On the concert platform, recent highlights include Verdi Requiem in Bilbao, the title role Verdi Otello at the Cincinnati May Festival, title role Peter Grimes with Sir Antonio Pappano at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Faust La damnation de Faust in concert at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam with Charles Dutoit.

Acclaimed throughout his earlier career for his performances in French and Italian bel canto roles, Kunde has now established himself as a leading exponent of many of the Verdi roles and other such dramatic repertoire. Since his critically acclaimed debut as Verdi Otello at La Fenice in 2012, he has performed this signature role in Valencia, Genoa, Salerno, Florence, Turin, Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Seoul, and São Paulo. Since moving into this repertoire, Kunde earned the unique distinction of being the only tenor in recorded history to perform both Rossini Otello and Verdi Otello in the same season (2014/15 and 2015/16).

Kunde’s discography includes Berlioz Les Troyens at the Théâtre du Châtelet (Opus Arte DVD, Gramophone magazine’s ‘DVD of the Year’), Benvenuto Cellini (Virgin Classics CD, Gramophone’s ‘Opera Recording of the Year’), Benvenuto Cellini with Sir Colin Davis (LSO Live CD), and Verdi Otello from the Palazzo Ducale in Venice (Unitel DVD).

News

Following his recent triumph at the Palau de Les Arts of Valencia, the American tenor Gregory Kunde will again embody Samson in the new Teatro Regio di Torino production of Samson et Dalila. This grand opera in three acts and four scenes, with music by Camille Saint-Saëns and libretto by Ferdinand Lemaire, is based on the tale of Samson and Delilah, from the Book of Judges of the Old Testament. It is the only opera, of the thirteen composed by Saint-Saëns, which continues to be performed. This co-production with the National Centre for the Performing Arts of Beijing will be… Read More
Gregory Kunde to sing the title role of Samson et Dalila at the Teatro Regio di Torino
  • 11 - 11 - 2016
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“About Gregory Kunde I cannot say more than what has already been said. An extraordinary tenor, among the greatest. He just recently sang Otello on this very stage and now he gives us accentuation that is lively and passionate, with that Bellini feeling and the canons of precision”. Gonzalo Lahoz (Platea Magazine). 


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Review “Norma” – Teatro Real de Madrid (Platea Magazine 25/10/16)
  • 28 - 10 - 2016
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Norma returns to the Teatro Real after 102 years and it does so as part of the programme to commemorate the theatre’s bicentennial. The masterpiece by Bellini will be offered in its staged version for the first time since the re-opening of the Teatro Real. The American tenor Gregory Kunde will sing, in the first cast, the role of the Roman officer Pollione. Twelve performances will be given between October 20th and November 4th.




The American tenor now takes on the role of Pollione, after having opened the Teatro Real season singing the title role in Otello. Accompanying him on stage… Read More
Gregory Kunde will sing Pollione in Norma, the upcoming production at Madrid’s Teatro Real
  • 19 - 10 - 2016
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The American tenor has shown that he is in fine form and he sang with verve throughout the evening. Particularly outstanding was the Dio mi potevi scagliar passage from Verdi’s Otello, where he shined in a special way, just as he did a few days ago on the stage of the Teatro Real. José M. Irurzun (Opera World).


 	“If the audience ended the recital with a standing ovation, applauding madly, it was because all of the performers gave an excellent representation of opera. (…) [The singer] especially in the second half, from that fullness of sound in the high… Read More
Reviews: Concert “Verdi and Puccini arias” in Pamplona
  • 17 - 10 - 2016
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Gregory Kunde, Concierto Baluarte
Gregory Kunde offers a concert with a selection of great Verdi and Puccini arias
  • 05 - 10 - 2016
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Gregory Kunde to sing the title role in Otello, the production that will open the new season at Madrid’s Teatro Real
  • 15 - 09 - 2016
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Gregory Kunde on the front page of yesterday’s edition in the major Spanish newspaper El País
  • 14 - 09 - 2016
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Last August 28th, the tenor Gregory Kunde and the mezzo Marianne Cornetti gave a concert organised by the association Friends of the Opera of A Coruña, opening the city’s current opera season. They performed opera arias and duets and also some Broadway songs and were accompanied by the Valencia-born pianist José Ramón Martín. The work of Gregory Kunde has been praised by the audience as well as by opera critics. For example, the electronic journal OperaWorld gave him the following accolades: “Evidently, little more can be said about Gregory Kunde. He displayed his lovely timbre, his dazzling ascent to well-placed… Read More
Review: Recital “De Verdi a Broadway” (OperaWord 30/08/2016)
  • 10 - 09 - 2016
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Gregory Kunde will give a recital organised by the Amigos de la Ópera de A Coruña this August 28th at 8 p.m. It will take place at the city’s Palacio de la Ópera. The American tenor triumphed in this same city last year, performing Il Trovatore. He returns on this occasion to interpret, along with the mezzo Marianne Cornetti, opera arias and duets and also some Broadway songs.  This special event will give listeners the chance first to hear arias and duets from  Aida, Il Trovatore, Un ballo in maschera and Luisa Miller. Then, after the intermission, the repertoire will shift to… Read More
Gregory Kunde begins A Coruña’s opera programming with a recital entitled “De Verdi a Broadway”
  • 03 - 09 - 2016
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Gregory Kunde records his first disc for Universal Music
  • 18 - 08 - 2016
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Gregory Kunde sings “The Song of the Earth” at London’s BBC Proms
  • 12 - 08 - 2016
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Gregory Kunde will sing the role of Pollione in Norma at Savolinna Opera Festival
  • 01 - 08 - 2016
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Gregory Kunde Il Trovatore Royal Opera House
Review of “Il trovatore” at Royal Opera House of London (WhatsOnStage 8/07/2016)
  • 28 - 07 - 2016
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The very much in vogue tenor Gregory Kunde, winner of Best Male Opera Singer in the International Opera Awards announced last May in London, will give life to Manrico in Il trovatore, which will be staged at London’s ROH Covent Garden from July 2nd through July 17th. This new production of the well-known opera by Verdi will be conducted by Maestro Gianandrea Noseda, with stage direction by David Bösch.

Gregory Kunde, who sings regularly in the world’s best theatres and is known for his extensive repertoire and amazing stage presence, will be accompanied by other greats from today’s opera scene, such… Read More
Gregory Kunde sings the role of Manrico in the Royal Opera House of London’s new production of Il trovatore
  • 01 - 07 - 2016
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