Michael Müller-kasztelan

Michael Müller-kasztelan

Lyric Tenor

IT IS A JOY TO HEAR A SINGER WHO INTERPRETS WITH SUCH GORGEOUS MELLIFLUOUSNESS AND TASTEFUL VIBRATO
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«Michael MÜller-Kasztelan's reading of Loge impressed more and more at the premiere, both vocally and dramatically. Everpresent, he is an absolute Mephisto on stage. His diction is outstanding. Vocally, he lets the role evolve out of a beautiful, round tone, consistent and well balanced in all registers.»
www.der-neue-merker.eu (2016)
«Michael Müller-Kasztelan sings and portrays him (Loge) with ardor. As a lyric tenor, he handles diction keenly, spitting out consonants and pouring out vowels -- with the exemplary result of searing clarity, which Wagner consistently demands of his Ring-cast.»
Kieler Nachrichten (2016)
«DAS ROT is here refined in every detail. Singer and pianist imbue the songs with great dynamism and nuance and thus lay bare the powerful emotional content of the verses»
Kieler nachrichten (2016)
2017Wagner: Der fliegende HolländerSteuermann (Daland's steersman)
2017Loewe: My Fair LadyFreddy Eynsford-Hill
2017Puccini: ToscaSpoletta
2017Webber: EvitaAgustin Magaldi
2017Puccini: TurandotPang
2017Beethoven: FidelioFlorestan
2017Wagner: Der fliegende HolländerSteuermann (Daland's Steersman)
2016Mozart: Die ZauberflöteTamino
2016Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosBrighella
2016Wagner: Das RheingoldLoge
2016Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroDon Curzio
2016Bizet: CarmenDancaïre
2016Benatzky: Im weißen Rößl (The White Horse Inn)Dr. Otto Siedler
2015Weill: Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt MahagonnyJim Mahoney
2015Verdi: NabuccoAbdallo
2015Tchaikovsky: Eugene OneginMonsieur Triquet
2015Wagner: Das RheingoldFroh
2014Wagner: Tristan und IsoldeEin junger Seemann
2014Nicolai: Die lustigen Weiber von WindsorFenton
2014Offenbach: Orphée aux enfersOrphée
2014Wagner: Tristan und IsoldeStimme eines jungen Seemanns
2014Wagner: Tristan und IsoldeEin Hirt
2013Mozart: Don GiovanniDon Ottavio
2013Wagner: Der fliegende HolländerErik
2013Mozart: RequiemTenor
2013Haydn: Die JahreszeitenTenor
2013Handel: AlcinaOronte
2012Lehár: Die Lustige WitweCamille de Rosillon
2010Strauss R.: SalomeHerodes
2010Strauss R.: SalomeNarraboth
2010Strauss R.: SalomeFirst Jew
2010Berg: WozzeckAndrès
2010Berg: WozzeckMadman (Narr)
2010Wagner: Die Meistersinger von NürnbergAugustin Moser
2009Verdi: RequiemTenor
2009Strauss R.: SalomeSecond Jew
2008Lehár: Die Lustige WitweRaoul de St Brioche

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Tenor Michael Kasztelan, after first training to be a horn player, studied opera and concert singing at the SAAR CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC. After this, he completed his studies at the prestigious EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC, New York, USA.His teachers include Ks. BRIGITTE FASSBAENDER, MARGREET HONIG and ALBERT DOHMEN. 

Whilst still a student, he was engaged by the SAARLAENDISCHE STAATSTHEATER and was Visiting Artist at MIT BOSTON. He sang the role of Alfred Hersland in the World Premiere of the opera The Making of Americans at the WALKER ART CENTER, Minneapolis. This led to further engagements at the Concert Halls of SHENZHEN and BEJING, the MUNICH BIENNALE, the STAATSTHEATER OLDENBURG, the LUEBECK, ROSTOCK, KOBLENZ and BREMERHAVEN opera houses, the ZWINGENBERG Opera Festival, MERZIG Tent Opera and at the KIEL Opera House, where he has been a permanent member of the repertory company since the 2009/10 season. 

Major roles have included ERIK (The Flying Dutchman), JIM MAHONEY (Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny), LOGE (Das Rheingold), TAMINO (Die Zauberflöte), DON OTTAViO (Don Giovanni), FENTON (Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor), NARRABOTH (Salome) and CAMILLE DE ROSILLON (Die lustige Witwe).

He has worked with directors such as Christopher ALDEN, John DEW, Philip HIMMELMANN, Daniel KARASEK, Johann KRESNIK and Christoph POEPPELREITER, as well as Brigitte FASSBAENDER, Sandra LEUPOLD, and Andrea MOSES. 

He received particular encouragement from conductors Georg FRITZSCH and Constantin TRINKS.

Beside his opera career, Michael Kasztelan persues a career on the concert podium.For Schott Edition Mainz and Saarland Radio he has recorded rediscovered Jewish Cantor songs and Britten’s Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo.

In 2007, he received grants from the Richard Wagner Society and Alois Lauer Foundation, and holds an Ambassadorial Scholarship of Goodwill from the Rotary Foundation. The association of friends of the Kiel Theatre awarded him the Advancement Award of up and coming artists for the 2011/12 season.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer Steuermann (Daland's steersman) Immediately Theater Lübeck 2017
Loewe: My Fair Lady Freddy Eynsford-Hill Immediately Kiel Opera House 2017
Puccini: Tosca Spoletta Immediately Kiel Opera House 2017
Webber: Evita Agustin Magaldi Immediately Kiel Opera House 2017
Puccini: Turandot Pang Immediately Kiel Opera House 2017

Awards

Rotary International "Ambassador of Goodwill"
2016
Richard-Wagner-Verband Saarbrücken
2016
Gesellschaft der Freunde des Theaters Kiel "Förderpreis"
2016