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Gregory Kunde

Tenor and Conductor

Internationally acclaimed Opera Singer


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choral conducting and voice

Illinois State University

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The season sees Corinne Winters make her house debut, while Capalbo and Gregory Kunde all take title roles in new productions: Gregory Kunde sings the title role in Verdi's Otello in June 2017 alongside Kai Rüütel as Emilia. Gregory Kunde Bryan Register

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Born in Kankakee, Illinois, Gregory Kunde attended Illinois State University to become a choral conductor.
At the close of his fourth year of college, he decided at the last moment to audition for Lyric Opera of Chicago's Young Artists Program. The tenor did not expect to land a post as an apprentice, but his rendition of Donizetti's "Una furtiva lagrima" made such an impression on listeners that he was immediately accepted into the young artists' program and soon found himself at rehearsals and on the stage with some of opera's greatest legends, including Pavarotti, Milnes, Freni, and his soon-to-be mentor, tenor Alfredo Kraus. The tenor began performing in 1978 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago's Center for American Artists, where he had the opportunity to work with well-known conductors, directors, Hailed by critics as a rising young star, Gregory Kunde made his European debut as Nadir in Bizet's Les Pecheurs des Perles in Nice. Mr. Kunde has appeared regularly and with great success in the world's most notable opera venues, including Paris' Opera Comique and Bastille, Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Rome, Madrid, Toulouse, Munich, Vienna, Pesaro's Rossini Festival, Athens, Montreal, Zurich, Tokyo, Verona, Teatro alla Scala, Grand Theatre du Geneve, Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera and many others. Mr. Kunde has earned universal acclaim for performances of the most demanding tenor roles, including, most notably: Arnold of Rossini's Guillaume Tell; Tebaldo in Bellini's I Capuleti e I Montecchi; Lindoro in Rossini's L'Italiana in Algieri; Julian in Charpentier's Louise; Des Grieux of Massenet's Manon; Nadir of Bizet's Les Pecheurs des Perles; Ernesto in Donizetti's Don Pasquale; Elvino in Bellini's La Sonnambula; Fernando in Donizetti's La Favorita; Idreno in Rossini's Semiramide; Don Ottavio in Mozart's Don Giovanni; Don Ramiro in Rossini's La Cenerentola; Rinaldo in Rossini's Armida; Pirro in Rossini's Ermione; and his signature, Arturo of Bellini's I Puritani. Once heralded as the bel canto authority, Kunde now claims the music of Berlioz as his territory as well. Stage director David Poutney placed Kunde at the center of action throughout and the tenor handily embodied the mercurial personality of the music and character of Cellini. Shattering old ideas of the helden tenor's secure place in this French genre, Kunde has convincingly brought his bel canto elegance to this music. Under the direction of John Nelson, Kunde performed and recorded Benevenuto Cellini in concert with the Orchestra Radio France (Virgin Classics). And at Paris' Theatre du Chatelet, Kunde appeared in the magnificent role of Aeneas, for a landmark staging of Berlioz's Les Troyens under the baton of Maestro John Eliot Gardiner (released in January 2005 as a DVD from the BBC and Opus Arte). With the award-winning recordings of Strauss' Capriccio with Dame Felicity Lott and Sir Thomas Allen, Delibes' Lakmé with Natalie Dessay and Jose van Dam, and the Berlioz recordings of Benvenuto Cellini opposite Patrizia Ciofi and Les Troyens with Susan Graham and Anna Caterina Antonacci, Mr. Kunde has captured worldwide attention with his exemplary phrasing, irreproachable diction, and intuitive interpretation. A departure from the bel canto repetoire, Mr. Kunde has received widespread critical acclaim for his interpretation of the title role in Monteverdi's Orfeo in a version created for the tenor by Claudio Scimone. The role of Nerone in Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea also brought great success and an opportunity to feature Mr. Kunde's mastery of the baroque. Mr. Kunde has brought his expertise in the bel canto repertoire to the concert stage as well.


Gregory KundeNews: Opera stars Kunde, Poplavskaya and Alvarez in Rosenblatt Recitals announced for 08-09 season The new season of the Rosenblatt Recital Series has just been announced for 2008-09.Mostly taking place at St John's Smith Square, the concerts bring together a range of operatic talent, from young singers at the start of their careers to established names.Gregory Kunde ... more>

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