Gregory Kunde to give a concert of Verdi and Rossini works at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

2018-06-22
Gregory Kunde to give a concert of Verdi and Rossini works at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

The Théâtre des Champs-Elysées has scheduled a concert of Rossini and Verdi works for June 23rd, with Gregory Kunde as soloist. The American tenor, highly acclaimed for his interpretations of the bel canto repertoire, is considered a specialist in Verdi. Invited to perform at the world's best opera houses, Kunde is the only tenor who has sung both Rossini's Otello and Verdi's Otello during the same season. The other soloist at the concert in Paris will be the Uruguayan soprano María José Siri.  Performing together they will certainly be one of the most beautiful opera duos to perform during the latter part of the season at the Parisian theatre. They will be accompanied by the Teatro Comunale di Bologna orchestra, conducted by Michele Mariotti.

Gregory Kunde performed recently in Le prophète at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, 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 and Norma at the ABAO-Bilbao and he has just sung Manon Lescaut at Gran Teatro del Liceu de Barcelona. Some of his upcoming engagements are Turandot at the Arena Opera Festival and at the Teatro Real of Madrid, Aida at the Arena Opera Festival and at the Wiener Staatsoper, Il Barbiere di Siviglia as musical director at La Fenice, in Venice, Manon Lescaut at the Dallas Opera, Otello at the Opéra Monte-Carlo, Andrea Chenier at the Wiener Staatsoper.

In 2017 Kunde released his first solo album, Vincerò! (Universal Music Group), which brings together some of the greatest opera arias by composers such as Verdi and Puccini.