Regarded as one of the most accomplished singers on the international opera stage today, the American tenor Gregory Kunde appears regularly at the most prestigious opera houses around the world, working with conductors and orchestras of the highest calibre. Kunde’s achievements have been recognised with a number of awards, most recently ‘Male Singer of the Year’ at the 2016 International Opera Awards. Highlights of the 2021/22 season include Manrico (Il trovatore) for LA Opera, Title Role Otello at the Wiener Staatsoper, Canio (Pagliacci) at the Semperoper Dresden, Calaf (Turandot) for Hamburg State Opera and Énée (Les Troyens) and Title Role Otello for the Bayerische Staatsoper.
Recent highlights include the title role Otello at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Calaf (Turandot) and title role Otello at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Jean de Leyden (Le prophète) at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the title role Don Carlos for Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège, Samson (Samson et Dalila) at the Metropolitan Opera, title role Otello for Opéra national de Paris and Opéra de Monte-Carlo, title role Andrea Chénier and Radames (Aida) at the Wiener Staatsoper, Calaf (Turandot) at the Teatro Real, Madrid, des Grieux (Manon Lescaut) in concert for Dallas Opera, Don Alvaro (La forza del destino) at the Semperoper Dresden, title role Peter Grimes at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Valencia, Radames (Aida) at the Teatro Real, Madrid, and a return to the podium to conduct Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Teatro La Fenice.
He made his debut at the Vienna State Opera in 1997 as Arturo in I puritani and has also sung Radames, Andrea Chénier, Arnold (Guillaume Tell), Arrigo (I vespri siciliani) and Elvino (La sonnambula).