Gregory Kunde to sing Otello again at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo

2019-04-18
Gregory Kunde to sing Otello again at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo

From April 21st through April 30th Gregory Kunde will be singing, once again, the title role of Otello, this time at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo. Considered one of the best Otellos of our times, Kunde will be accompanied on stage by George Petean (Jago), Ioan Hotea (Cassio), Reinaldo Macias (Lodovico), In-Sung Sim (Montano) and Jean-Marie Delpas (Desdémona). The well-known opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Arrigo Boito, based on Shakespeare's play Othello, the Moor of Venice, will be conducted by Daniele Callegari. The maestro will be leading the Chœur de l’Opéra de Monte-Carlo and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo. Stage direction is by Spanish stage director Allex Aguilera.

Gregory Kunde has recently performed 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 of Valencia, Aida and Turandot at the Teatro Real in Madrid, La forza del destino at the Semperoper Dresden, Norma at the ABAO-Bilbao, Manon Lescaut in an Opera di Roma production that toured Japan, at the Gran Teatro del Liceu of Barcelona and the Dallas Opera, in a concert of Verdi and Rossini works at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées with the soprano María José Siri, Turandot and Aida at the Arena di Verona Opera Festival, a concert with Elina Garanca and Anna Pirozzi at Klassik in den Alpen, Il Barbiere di Siviglia as musical director at La Fenice in Venice, Andrea Chénier at the Wiener Staatsoper and Otello at the Baluarte of Pamplona and the Opéra National de Paris, Das Lied von der Erde at the Palau de la Música of Valencia and Samson et Dalila at the Metropolitan Opera of New York. 

Some of his upcoming engagements include Turandot at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna and at the Gran Teatre del Liceu of Barcelona, Aida at the Wiener Staatsoper, a concert in Palma de Mallorca, Verdi's Requiem with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Zubin Mehta, Le prophète at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and Il trovatore at the Wiener Staatsoper.