Gregory Kunde
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1954-02-24
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Gregory Kunde

Gregory Kunde Biography (Wikipedia)

Gregory Kunde (February 24, 1954, Kankakee, Illinois) is an American operatic tenor particularly associated with the French and Italian repertoires.

Kunde studied choral conducting and voice at Illinois State University before making his professional debut in 1978 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, as Cassio in Otello, later singing Prunier in La rondine, and Vanya in Katya Kabanova. He appeared at the Opéra de Montréal as Tybalt in Roméo et Juliette, and as Arturo in I puritani, opposite Luciana Serra, which revealed his affinity for the bel canto repertory and his impressive upper register, reaching a high F (above the tenor high C) in falsettone. He made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, as des Grieux in Massenet's Manon.

He won considerable acclaim in Europe in Les Huguenots, A Life for the Tsar, and Anna Bolena, and at the Pesaro Festival in 1992, as Idreno in Semiramide, and in 1993, as Rinaldo in Armida, opposite Renée Fleming.

Other notable roles include; Mitridate, re di Ponto, Rodrigo in La donna del lago, Arnold in Guillaume Tell, Ernesto in Don Pasquale, Nadir in Les pêcheurs de perles, Roméo in Roméo et Juliette, Enée in Les Troyens etc. In November 2012 he made an unexpected, successful debut as Verdi's Otello in Venice, becoming possibly the first tenor able to sing both Rossini's and Verdi' s version in the same year.

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Hector Berlioz
Benvenuto Cellini, Op 23: Act II, Tableau 2
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Benvenuto Cellini, Op 23: Act II, Tableau 2
Hector Berlioz
Benvenuto Cellini, Op 23: Act I Tableau 1 'Cellini!'
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Benvenuto Cellini, Op 23: Act I Tableau 1 'Cellini!'
Vincenzo Bellini
Norma - Opera Seria In 2 Acts
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Norma - Opera Seria In 2 Acts

Norma - Opera Seria In 2 Acts

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Renato Palumbo
Orchestra
Liceu Opera Symphony Orchestra
Choir
Liceu Opera Chorus
Gustav Mahler
Das Lied von der Erde (Proms 2016)
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Das Lied von der Erde (Proms 2016)
Giuseppe Verdi
'Di quella pira' from Il Trovatore
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'Di quella pira' from Il Trovatore
Giuseppe Verdi
'Ah si ben mio coll`essere' from Il Trovatore
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'Ah si ben mio coll`essere' from Il Trovatore
Henri Duparc
Chanson Triste
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Chanson Triste
Gioachino Rossini
Otello - Act III
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Otello - Act III

Otello - Act III

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Choir
Gran Teatro del Liceo Chorus, Barcelona
Orchestra
Gran Teatro del Liceo Orchestra, Barcelona
Gaetano Donizetti
Roberto Devereux: Act III
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Roberto Devereux: Act III

Roberto Devereux: Act III

Singer
Mariella Devia
Gregory Kunde
Marco Carta
Silvia Tro Santafé
Juan Antonio Sanabria
Andrea Mastroni
Sebastian Covarrubias
Koba Sardalashvili
Choir
Chorus of Teatro Real Madrid
Orchestra
Orchestra of Teatro Real Madrid
Vincenzo Bellini
Bianca e Fernando - A Tanto duol... Ascolta, o padre, i gemiti
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Bianca e Fernando - A Tanto duol... Ascolta, o padre, i gemiti
Giacomo Meyerbeer
L'Africaine - Acts 4 and 5
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L'Africaine - Acts 4 and 5

L'Africaine - Acts 4 and 5

Singer
Gregory Kunde
Veronica Simeoni
Luca dall'Amico
Jessica Pratt
Conductor
Emmanuel Villlaume
Choir
Chorus of Teatro La Fenice
Giacomo Meyerbeer
L'Africaine - Act 3
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L'Africaine - Act 3

L'Africaine - Act 3

Singer
Gregory Kunde
Veronica Simeoni
Luca dall'Amico
Jessica Pratt
Conductor
Emmanuel Villlaume
Choir
Chorus of Teatro La Fenice
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2016: Prom 41
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Royal Albert Hall
2016-08-16T10:12:18
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2016
Proms 2016: Prom 41

Proms 2016: Prom 41

Royal Albert Hall

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