The world-renowned American tenor has starred at TDO as Oreste/Ermione (2002/03) and Des Grieux/Manon Lescaut (2018/19). Recent career highlights include his greatly acclaimed portrayal of Verdi’s Otello (London, Paris, and Monte Carlo, after successes in 13 other cities), as well as Calaf (Barcelona, Madrid), Jean/Le prophète (Berlin), Don Carlos (Liège), Samson (Met), Andrea Chénier and Radames (both in Vienna, the latter in Madrid), Don Alvaro (Dresden), and Peter Grimes (Valencia, in concert in Rome). Recent concert highlights include the Turandot and the Verdi Requiem (both with the Israel Philharmonic), Das Lied von der Erde (BBC Proms), and La damnation de Faust (Amsterdam Concertgebouw). Kunde, who established his international reputation with triumphs in bel canto repertoire, is the only tenor in recorded history to perform the Otellos of Rossini and Verdi in the same season (2014/15, also in 2015/16). He has recorded a solo album, entitled Vincerò!, as well as Lakmé and Benvenuto Cellini. The tenor appears on DVD in Il trovatore, Les Troyens, and Verdi’s Otello. Kunde was named “Male Singer of the Year at the 2016 International Opera Awards.