The Royal Opera House of London stages Il trovatore with Gregory Kunde and Lianna Haroutounian in the main roles

2016-06-07

From July 2nd to 17th, the ROH Covent Garden will be staging Il trovatore, with Maestro Gianandrea Noseda conducting. The stage director of this new ROH production is David Bösch.
The tenor Gregory Kunde, who recently won “Best Male Singer” at London's prestigious International Opera Awards, will give life to Manrico. The soprano Lianna Haroutounian will sing the role of Leonora. Also taking part in this production will be performers of the stature of Christopher Maltman, Anna Pirozzi and Francesco Meli, among others.
Gregory Kunde's upcoming engagements also include Bellini’s Norma, at the Savonlinna Opera Festival and Das Lied von der Erde, by Mahler, which is part of this year's BBC Proms. In addition, Gregory Kunde will open next season at the Teatro Real of Madrid, heading the cast of Verdi’s Otello and performing soon afterwards in Norma once again. Then he will be singing Samson et Dalila and Manon Lescaut at the Teatro Regio of Turin. After that he will return to the Royal Opera House to sing once again Il Trovatore and Verdi's Otello, to ABAO-Bilbao, to sing the leading role in Andrea Chénier and to Les Arts, with I vespri siciliani.
Lianna Haroutounian made her debut at the Royal Opera House in 2013 as Elizabeth de Valois (Don Carlo) and since then she has sung the roles of Hélène (Les Vêpres siciliennes) and Mimì (La bohème) at the famed London theatre. The Armenian soprano will soon be performing in Madame Butterfly at the San Francisco Opera, the Staatsoper Hamburg and the Seattle Opera, and also in Simon Boccanegra, at the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam. And in January of next year she will be returning to the Royal Opera House with Il trovatore.