Gregory Kunde heads cast of Un ballo in maschera, opera that opens the Programación Lírica de A Coruña

2017-08-31
Gregory Kunde heads cast of Un ballo in maschera, opera that opens the Programación Lírica de A Coruña

Un ballo in maschera is the work chosen by Friends of the Opera of A Coruña to inaugurate the new season's programme. The cast, which brings together some of the best Verdian voices of today, is headed by Gregory Kunde. The American tenor will give life to the main character, Riccardo, in this melodrama in three acts by composer Giuseppe Verdi and librettist Antonio Somma. Two performances have been scheduled, one on September 1st and another on the 3rd, at the Teatro Colón of A Coruña. They will be conducted by Maestro Ramón Tebar, leading the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia and the chorus Gaos. The stage director of this new production of Un ballo in maschera will be Mario Pontiggia.

Gregory Kunde's recent performances include two operas in the 2016/2017 season of the Teatro Real of Madrid, first Otello and then Norma, as well as concerts featuring Verdi arias at the Auditorio Baluarte of Pamplona, the Liceu of Barcelona and Opera Naples, Florida, Samson et Dalila at the Teatro Regio di Torino, Il Trovatore and Otello at the Royal Opera House of London, I Vespri Siciliani at the Palau de les Arts of Valencia, Manon Lescaut at the Teatro Regio di Torino and also the Grand Théâtre de Genève and Turandot with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Zubin Mehta.

The singer's future engagements include Aida in Muscat and at Madrid's Teatro Real, Norma at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie and ABAO-Bilbao, Le prophete at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Poliuto at the Liceu of Barcelona, a concert in honour of Alberto Zedda at the Opera Vlaanderen, Peter Grimes at Valencia's Palau de les Arts, La forza del destino at the Semperoper of Dresden and Manon Lescaut, again at the Liceu.