Gregory Kunde to sing lead role in Turandot at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna


Teatro Comunale di Bologna's Turandot, which will be on stage from May 28th to June 4th, will feature the voice of Gregory Kunde giving life, yet again, to Calaf. The new production by TCBO, in conjunction with the Teatro Massimo di Palermo and the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, will be directed by Fabio Cherstich. The conductor will be Maestro Valerio Galli. Accompanying the American tenor on stage will be Hui He (as Turandot), In Sung Simcomo (as Timur), Mariangela Sicilia (as Liú), Bruno Lazzaretti (as Altoum) and Vicenzo Taormina, Cristiano Olivieri and Pietro Picone as Ping, Pong and Pang, respectively.

Before this set of performances, on May 12th, Kunde will give a concert with soprano Mariella Devia, at the Teatro Manzoni of Bologna. In it pieces by Verdi, Mascagni, Giordano, Donizetti, Puccini and Bellini will be performed and conducting the soloists and the Orchesta and Coro del Teatro Comunale di Bologna will be Maestro Paolo Arrivabeni.

Soon we will see Gregory Kunde in Aida at the Wiener Staatsoper and again in Turandot, this time at the Gran Teatre del Liceu of Barcelona.