Gregory Kunde and Lianna Haroutounian in the leading roles of the Il trovatore staged by the ROH-Covent Garden


From January 26th to February 9th the tenor Gregory Kunde and the soprano Lianna Haroutounian will sing the roles of Manrico and Leonora, respectively, in the David Bösch production of Il trovatore that is being staged by the Royal Opera House of London. The musical director of this four-act opera, with music by Verdi and libretto by Salvatore Cammarano, will be the English conductor Richard Farnes. The two singers were highly acclaimed last season for their interpretation of these roles in this production by the ROH.
Among the upcoming engagements of Gregory Kunde, one of today's most sought-after tenors, special mention must go to Manon Lescaut at the Teatro Regio di Torino, Andrea Chénier at the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma and at the ABAO-Bilbao and Turandot with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Zubin Mehta. He will also be back at the ROH-Covent Garden with Otello in the month of July.
Lianna Haroutounian made her debut at the Royal Opera House in 2013 as Elizabeth de Valois (Don Carlo) and since then she has also 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 Madama Butterfly at the Staatsoper Hamburg and the Seattle Opera and also in Simon Boccanegra at the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam.