Manager: Damon Bristo
Management Territory: Worldwide
“As Ruggero, tenor Anthony Kalil proved that he’s the real deal, a young singer with a big future. From the moment he opened his mouth, he gave notice of a major talent.” Sarah Bryan Miller, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, May 31, 2015 - Ruggero in 'La Rondine' at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
“Anthony Kalil, who sang Cellini, has it in him to be an excellent tenor. His voice has ping and richness.” Anthony Tommasini, New York Times, February 12, 2014 - 'Benvenuto Cellini' with James Levine
“My favorites in this group included Second Prize winner Anthony Kalil, who sang an impassioned ‘E lucevan le stelle’ from Tosca. A big, beautiful sound from a handsome fellow who has already seen the beginnings of a successful career.” Taminophile, October 28, 2013 - Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation Competition
Praised by the New York Times as an “excellent tenor” with a voice that has “ping and richness,” American tenor Anthony Kalil recently completed his tenure as a member of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera.
Anthony Kalil will make his Seattle Opera debut as Nadir in Les pecheurs des pêrles in the 2015-2016 season. He also returns to the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as Rodolfo in a new production of La bohème and will cover the role of Des Grieux in Manon at the Dallas Opera. . . . Additionally, Mr. Kalil will tour the United States in concert as part of the Metropolitan Opera’s Rising Stars Series. In the 2014 – 2015 season, he sang the First Armed Man in Die Zauberflöte and made an auspicious debut as Ruggero in La rondine at Opera Theatre of St. Louis. Mr. Kalil also sang Rodolfo in La bohème at Palm Beach Opera and the Duke in Rigoletto at Arizona Opera.
Mr. Kalil made his Metropolitan Opera debut as the Young Man in Die Frau ohne Schatten conducted by Vladimir Jurowski and the First Armed Man in The Magic Flute in the 2013 – 2014 season. He also sang the title role in Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini in the MET + Juilliard scenes program conducted by James Levine and made his role debut as the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto at PORTopera with Stephen Lord conducting. He made his role debut as Alfredo in La traviata with Opera on the Avalon in St. John’s Newfoundland, Canada. He also made his Alice Tully Hall debut in a gala concert with the I Sing Beijing Program, was the tenor soloist for Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 with the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, sang the role of Lensky in Eugene Onegin with Vashon Opera, and participated in the I Sing Beijing Program in Beijing, China. Further career highlights include Rodolfo in La bohème, Cavaradossi in Tosca, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto, Canio in Pagliacci, and Gabriel Von Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus.
Mr. Kalil is the recipient of a 2014 Encouragement Award from the George London Foundation, a 2013 Sara Tucker Grant from the Richard Tucker Foundation and Second Prize in the 2013 Gerda Lissner Competition. In the 2011 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Mr. Kalil was awarded a prize as a Semi Finalist.
(Updated August 2015)