Gregory Kunde returns to ABAO and the Liceu with Norma and Manon Lescaut


From May 19th to 28th the ABAO-OLBE will be staging Norma, by Bellini. The American tenor Gregory Kunde will return to Bilbao to give life to Pollione. Conducting is in the hands of Pietro Rizzo and on stage with Kunde will be singers of the stature of Anna Pirozzi in the title role, Silvia Tro Santafé in the role of Adalgisa and Roberto Tagliavini as Oroveso, among others.
Soon thereafter, from June 7th to 21st, Gregory Kunde will once again be singing Renato Des Grieux of Manon Lescaut, this time at the Gran Teatro del Liceu of Barcelona. The stage direction of this production by the Liceu, Les Arts de Valencia and the Teatro di San Carlo of Naples will be in the hands of Davide Livermore. Musical direction will be by Emmanuele Villaume. On stage with the American tenor will be, in the main roles, Ludmyla Monastyrska as Manon Lescaut and David Bižiæ as Manon's brother, Sergeant Lescaut.
Soon we will also have the opportunity to see Gregory Kunde in Turandot and Aida at the Arena Opera Festival.