Gregory Kunde will again perform one of his most highly acclaimed roles: that of Otello, from the opera of the same name by Verdi. This time it will be at the Opéra National de Paris, where he has been called upon to substitute the tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko in the April 7thperformance. The well-known opera, composed by Verdi to a libretto by Arrigo Boito, will be conducted by Maestro Bertrand de Billy. Stage direction is by Andrei Șerban. Performing along with Kunde will be George Gagnidze (Jago), Frédéric Antoun (Cassio), Alessandro Liberatore (Roderigo), Thomas Dear (Montano), Hibla Gerzmava (Desdemona) and Marie Gautrot (Emilia).