Bellini’s “Il Pirata” featuring Gregory Kunde in the leading role at the Gran Teatre del Liceu


On January 4th and 7th 2013, Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu will house Vincenzo Bellini’s “Il Pirata”, an opera in 2 acts that will be staged as a concert. Tenor Gregory Kunde will play the leading part – Gualtiero. The tremendous difficulty of the music score poses a real challenge for sopranos and tenors. The work premiered at the Liceu in the 1970/71 season, and that was the only time it has been performed there. Antonino Fogliani will be conducting the Orquestra Sinfónica y Cor del Gran Teatre del Liceu.