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Gregory Kunde sings Radamès in Aida at Arena di Verona Opera Festival

2018-08-01
Gregory Kunde sings Radamès in Aida at Arena di Verona Opera Festival

On August 2nd, 5th and 7th, the American tenor Gregory Kunde will interpret Radamés in the production of Aida created by Franco Zeffirelli in 2002. It will be at the Arena di Verona Opera Festival, under the musical direction of Daniel Oren, shortly after the tenor's success on the same stage on June 30th, in the role of Calaf. After much applause, the audience at the Arena di Verona Opera Festival begged him for an encore of the famous aria Nessun Dorma.

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 recognized with a number of awards, most recently ‘Male Singer of the Year’ at the 2016 International Opera Awards.

Gregory Kunde has performed recently in Le prophète at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, as well as in Norma at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Peter Grimes at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Valencia, Aida at the Teatro Real of Madrid, La forza del destino at the Semperoper Dresden, Norma at the ABAO-Bilbao, Manon Lescaut at the Gran Teatro del Liceu of Barcelona, in a concert of Verdi and Rossini works at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées with the soprano María José Siri, Turandot at Arena di Verona Opera Festival and in a concert with Elina Garanca and Anna Pirozzi at Klassik in den Alpen.

Some of his upcoming engagements include Aida at the Wiener Staatsoper, Il Barbiere di Siviglia as musical director at La Fenice, in Venice, Turandot at the Teatro Real of Madrid and at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Manon Lescaut at the Dallas Opera and in a tour in Japan with the Ópera de Roma, a concert with the Oviedo Filarmonía, Otello at the Opéra Monte-Carlo and Baluarte in Pamplona, Andrea Chénier at the Wiener Staatsoper, Das lied von der Erde with the Orquesta de Valencia at Palau de la Música and the Requiem by Verdi with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Zubin Mehta.