Gregory Kunde will offer a recital in honour of Miguel Fleta in Zaragoza and will sing Le prophète at Deutsch Oper

2017-11-14

On December 6th Kunde will make his debut at the Teatro Principal of Zaragoza, where he will perform with the pianist José Ramón Martín in a recital commemorating the 80th anniversary of the death of the Aragonese tenor Miguel Fleta. At the recital, organised by the Regional Government of Aragón and the Aragonese Opera Association, the American tenor will present an impressive repertoire of works from operas ranging from Il trovatore to Turandot, and including Tosca, Pagliacci and Aida.

Also, from November 26th to January 7th he will be singing the main role in Le prophète, a grand opera in five acts with music by Giacomo Meyerbeer and French-language libretto by Eugène Scribe and Émile Deschamps. The opera is having its premiere at the Deutsch Oper Berlin in its revised version of the historical-critical edition. In it Kunde will give life to the Anabaptist leader John of Leyden, who in 1535 headed a religious rebellion in Holland. At the helm of the Orchester und Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin will be the conductor Enrique Mazzola. Stage direction is in the hands of the Frenchman Olivier Py, currently the head of the Avignon Festival. Performing with Kunde will be Clémentine Margaine (Fidès), Elena Tsallagova (Berthe), Derek Welton (Zaccharias) and Andrew Dickinson (Jonas), among others.