Gregory Kunde debuts in the role of Calaf in Turandot, under the baton of Zubin Mehta, in a concert performance with Germán Olvera as Ping


Between July 20th and 28th, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Turandot, a dramma lirico in three acts with music by Giacomo Puccini, finished by Franco Alfano, and libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni, based on the eponymous fable by Carlo Gozzi. Gregory Kunde, in the role of Calaf, and Germán Olvera, as Ping, will be singing in this Turandot, which is to be performed as a concert at the Charles Bronfman Auditorium of Tel Aviv. On stage with the U.S.-born tenor and the Mexican baritone will be singers such as Anna Pirozi and Elena Pankratova (Turandot), Chen Reiss (Lu) and Guy Mannheim (Altoum), all under the baton of the Indian conductor Zubin Mehta. Also participating in these concerts are the Gary Bertini Israeli Choir, and the Prague Philharmonic Choir.
Then, in August, Kunde will be giving recitals in Spain, at the Peralada Festival and at the Tío Pepe Festival of Jerez de la Frontera, on August 6th and 10th, respectively. Germán Olvera will also be performing again soon, in Roméo et Juliette at the Liceu of Barcelona.