AZO Cast Members & Creatives
Praised by the New York Times as an “excellent tenor” with a voice that has “ping and richness,” American tenor Anthony Kalil is currently a member of the prestigious Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera.
In the 2013-2014 season, Mr. Kalil made his Metropolitan Opera debut as the Young Man in Die Frau ohne Schatten conducted by Vladimir Jurowski and the 1st Armed Man in The Magic Flute. He also sang the title role in Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini in the MET + Juilliard scenes program conducted by James Levine. In the future, Mr. Kalil will be seen at the Metropolitan Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, and Santa Fe Opera.
Most recently, Mr. Kalil 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.