Gregory Kunde has announced his new album “Vinceró.”
The tenor released a promo video in which many of the arias from the CD are previewed in works from “Pagliacci,” “Turandot,” “Andrea Chénier,” “Roméo et Juliette,” “Il Trovatore,” “Otello” and “I Vespri Siciliani.”
In the promo for the album, Kunde explains his choice from moving from the Bel Canto to the heavy Verdi works and the verismo repertoire. He also explains his love and passion for Verdi and explains his choice to do “Otello.”
The new CD is conducted by his frequent collaborator Ramon Tebar with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Navarra.
Kunde recently spoke to OperaWire about his return to the States and his debut in “Andrea Chénier” at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. He is currently performing the role at Bilbao and is scheduled to perform “Otello” at the Royal Opera House. He will also perform the role of Calaf in Puccini’s “Turandot” in Tel Aviv.