Gregory Kunde Headlines Bayerische Staatsoper’s ‘Otello’

By Francisco Salazar

The Bayerische Staatsoper is set to present Verdi’s “Otello” as part of its Munich Opera Festival.

The company’s production by  Amélie Niermeyer will star Gregory Kunde in the title role. It will mark Kunde’s return to the company following his performances in “Les Troyens.”

Kunde has performed the role of “Otello” in more than 25 productions in theaters such as the Teatro Real, Wiener Staatsoper, Opéra Bastille, and the Royal Opera House, among others. Most recently he performed it in a new production at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna.

Antonino Fogliani conducts the production which is also set to star Rachel Willis-Sørensen as Desdemona, Gerald Finley as Iago, Oleksiy Palchykov as Cassio, Galeano Salas as Roderigo, Bálint Szabó as Lodovico, Daniel Noyola as Montano, Nadezhda Karyazina as Emili and Andrew Hamilton as the Herald.

“Otello” will be performed on July 2 and 5, 2022.