Gregory Kunde sings title role of Andrea Chénier at the Ópera de Bilbao

2017-05-17
Gregory Kunde sings title role of Andrea Chénier at the Ópera de Bilbao

Following his resounding success at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma in the role of Andrea Chénier, tenor Gregory Kunde will again give life to the poet executed during the French Revolution. This time it will be at the ABAO, which has programmed this Umberto Giordano opera to mark the close of its 2016/2017 season. Andrea Chénier will be on stage from May 20th to May 29th at the Palacio Euskalduna of Bilbao. Gregory Kunde will be accompanied on stage by singers of the stature of Anna Pirozzi, who will give life to Maddalena de Coigny, Ambrogio Maestri, who will be Carlo Gérard and Elena Zilio, who will be the Countess de Coigny, and others. The conductor will be Maestro Stefano Ranzani, who will be leading the Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa and the Coro de Ópera de Bilbao. Alfonso Romero Mora is responsible for the stage direction of this co-production with the Peralada Festival, where it was presented in 2014.

The singer's recent performances include two operas during the 2016/2017 season of the Teatro Real of Madrid, first Otello and then Norma, 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 at the Royal Opera House of London, I Vespri Siciliani at the Palau de les Arts of Valencia, and Manon Lescaut at the Teatro Regio di Torino and also the Grand Théâtre de Genève.

Among Gregory Kunde's upcoming engagements, we would highlight Turandot with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Zubin Mehta. Also, he will be returning to the ROH Covent Garden with Otello in July and then in August he will give two recitals, one at the Peralada Festival and another at the Tio Pepe Festival of Jerez de la Frontera. He will also be present in the 2017/2018 season of ABAO-OLBE, with Norma, and he will sing Aida at Madrid's Teatro Real and Manon Lescaut at Barcelona’s Liceu.