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Biography

From his first steps on stage, Michele Kalmandy’s performances have been met with enthusiastic international critical acclaim. Reviews highlight his richly coloured voice, brilliant singing technique and charismatic stage presence.

For his artistic achievements Kalmandy was awarded the title Kammersänger at the end of the theatrical season 2012/13. In spring 2015, the audience chose him as a new member of the Society of Immortal Artists, an honour which resulted in his footprint being immortalised in the pavement of Budapest’s theatre district. He has also been awarded the prestigious Juventus-, Bartók-Pásztory– and Melis György-awards. In November 2018 he has received the Závodszky Zoltán-award for his uniquely outstanding Wagner-interpretations.

In spring 2019 he has been awarded with the highest Hungarian state award for artistic achievements, the Kossuth-prize.

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Schedule

Current performances

05 Feb 2020

J. Brahms – Ein deutsches Requiem

Soloist
Palace of Arts Budapest (MüPa) 20:00
28 Feb 2020

Giuseppe Verdi – Un ballo in maschera

Renato Anckarström
National Theatre Prague 20:00
05 Mar 2020

Giuseppe Verdi – Un ballo in maschera

Renato Anckarström
National Theatre Prague 20:00
10 Apr 2020

Richard Wagner – Parsifal

Amfortas
Hungarian State Opera Budapest - Erkel Theatre 20:00
13 Apr 2020

Richard Wagner – Parsifal

Amfortas
Hungarian State Opera Budapest - Erkel Theatre 20:00
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Reviews

G. Verdi: AidaAmonasro

Michele Kalmandi brought to stage an Amonasro meticulously elaborated both in the acting and in the singing, placing a much greater emphasis on the mental processes of the character, rather than his wildness, which led to a uniquely intriguing portrait of the role.

Peter Skorepa, Der neue Merker

G. Verdi: Rigoletto – Rigoletto

Michele Kalmandi, a balanced baritone with a warm and solid tone, embodied Rigoletto as a genuine father figure. It was a true artistic achievement.

L’Opera: mensile per il mondo del melodramma, Milano

G. Verdi: Otello – Jago

As expected, the best character was Kálmándi’s Iago. His impressive appearance incorporates everything one imagines when thinking of what „dark charisma” can mean. In addition, we hear a sonorous, rich voice that perfectly mirrors the temperament. Kálmándi’s Iago is forceful, cynical, honest and truly believes in a cruel God; yearning for this belief to be proved right, he easily disposes the dark side of Othello, unleashing a huge fire from a tiny spark. Kálmándi is the only member of the cast who is strong enough to be in harmony with the setting, using it to his own benefit.

Jan Falk, operanews.ru

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Repertoire

Repertoire highlights

BARTÓK, BÉLA
Duke Bluebeard’s Castle – Duke Bluebeard

WAGNER, Richard
Der fliegende Holländer – Der Holländer

VERDI, Giuseppe
Rigoletto – Rigoletto

VERDI, Giuseppe
Otello – Jago

VERDI, Giuseppe
Macbeth – Macbeth

VERDI, Giuseppe
Un ballo in maschera – Renato Anckarström

More repertoire from Michele Kalmandy
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Teaching

Kalmandy finds it important to support young colleagues through passing on the old Italian school of singing. A passionate, energetic teacher, he is much sought after and gives master classes whenever his schedule allows it. His students have described him to be as accurate as a brain surgeon in his vocal demands while offering solutions in a blink of an eye, but never stopping to be absolutely selfless, fun, and kind.

His master classes are regularly visited by singing professors, vocal coaches, and piano accompanists as well.

If you would like to invite Mr. Kalmandy for a master class, feel free to contact him by sending an email to info@michelekalmandy.com

You can read the feedback of some of his students here.
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Contact

Your can send me a message using the form below, or by e-mail to the info@michelekalmandy.com address.




… or call Michele Kalmandy directly at +36 30 444 9939 phone number

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