Tenor Gregory Kunde sings Des Grieux in an Opera di Roma production of Manon Lescaut that will tour Japan

2018-09-12
Tenor Gregory Kunde sings Des Grieux in an Opera di Roma production of Manon Lescaut that will tour Japan

The American singer Gregory Kunde will sing Chevalier des Grieux in Puccini’s opera Manon Lescaut, in a production by Opera di Roma that will be touring Japan this month. Singing with the tenor will be Kristine Opolais as Manon Lescaut and Alessandro Luongo as Lescaut, all under the baton of Maestro Donato Renzetti. Stage direction is by Chiara Muti. Performances are scheduled for September 16th at the Kanagawa Kenmin Hall of Yokohama and for September 20th and 22nd at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan.
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 and Aida at Arena di Verona Opera Festival, a concert with Elina Garanca and Anna Pirozzi at Klassik in den Alpen and Il Barbiere di Siviglia as musical director at La Fenice, in Venice.
Some of his upcoming engagements include Aida at the Wiener Staatsoper, Turandot at the Teatro Real of Madrid and at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Manon Lescaut at the Dallas Opera, 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.
In 2017 he has released his first solo album, Vincerò! (Universal Music Group), a record that brings together some of the greatest opera arias by composers such as Verdi and Puccini.