Michele Kalmandy

Michele Kalmandy

Dramatic Baritone (Verdi Baritone)

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2017Verdi: AidaAmonasro
2017Verdi: Don CarloRodrigue
2017Verdi: Il TrovatoreCount Di Luna
2017Verdi: La Forza del DestinoDon Carlo Di Vargas
2017Verdi: La TraviataGiorgio Germont
2017Verdi: MacbethMacbeth
2017Verdi: NabuccoNabucco
2017Verdi: OtelloIago
2017Verdi: RigolettoRigoletto
2017Verdi: Simon BoccanegraSimon Boccanegra
2017Verdi: Un ballo in mascheraRenato (count Anckarström)
2017Wagner: Das RheingoldWotan
2017Wagner: Der fliegende HolländerHolländer (dutchman)
2017Wagner: TannhäuserWolfram Von Eschenbach
2017Bartók: Bluebeard's CastleDuke Bluebeard
2017Donizetti: Lucia di LammermoorLord Enrico Ashton
2017Puccini: ToscaBaron Scarpia
2017Puccini: Il tabarroMichele
2013Strauss R.: SalomeJochanaan

Bio

From his earliest days it was obvious that Michele Kalmandy is an outstanding musical talent. He has started playing the piano at the age of 6 and soon began to play on the classical guitar as well, followed by experimenting on other instruments too. He was only 24 when he graduated at the G. Dhima Music Academy Cluj-Napoca performing the title role of Verdi&rsquos Nabucco which has since become one of his signature roles. Improving his vocal technique based on the Italian school of singing remained an important part of his daily routine ever since. His international carrier started with an appearance in Trieste’s Teatro Verdi as Nabucco, resulting in numerous invitations to major opera houses, open air stages and concert halls worldwide such as: Teatro dell’Opera Rome, Teatro di San Carlo Naples, Teatro Massimo Bellini Sicily, Vienna (i.a. Musikverein), Tonhalle Zürich, Salzburger Landestheater, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Aalto Opera Essen, Royal Swedish Opera Stockholm, Göteborg Opera, Minnesota Orchestra Hall, Barbican Center London, Theatre Royal Glasgow, Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Free Trade Hall Manchester, Grand Théatre Bordeaux, Valencia Opera, Teatr Wielki Warsaw, Mikhailovsky Theater Sankt Petersburg, Státní Opera Prague, Perth Concert Hall, Savonlinna Opera Festival, Sala Sao Paulo, New Zealand Opera Wellington, Beijing Opera House, Seoul Opera House, etc. Throughout this time he was always singing a broad repertoire of leading baritone roles at the Hungarian State Opera Budapest as well. Kalmandy has worked with renowned conductors such as Tiziano Severini, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Pier Giorgio Morandi, Fabrizio Maria Carminati, János Ács, Ervin Lukács, Christian Badea, Kent Nagano and Pinchas Steinberg to name just a few. The list of directors includes such internationally acclaimed names as: Pier Alli, Hugo De Ana, Gianfranco De Bosio, Beppe De Tommasi, Giorgio Pressburger, Stefano Vizioli, Stefano Poda, Bernard Broca, Antoine Selva, Vaclav Veznik and Olivier Tambosi. His most important partners on stage were, among others: Éva Marton, Edita Gruberova, Hanna Lisowska, Sylvia Sass, Ildikó Komlósi, Norma Fantini, Patrizia Ciofi, Csilla Boross, Erika Miklósa, Placido Domingo, José Cura, Piotr Beczala, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Yevgeny Nesterenko. For his artistic achievements Kalmandy has been awarded the title Kammersänger at the end of the theatrical season 2012/13. In spring 2015 he has been chosen by the audience as new member of the Society of Immortal Artists which resulted in his footprint being laid in the pavement of the theatre district of Budapest. Enthusiastic international critical acclaim has followed Kalmandy’s performances from the very first steps on stage up till today accenting his richly coloured voice, brilliant singing technique, charismatic presence and convincing acting that add up to a lasting aesthetic experience imprinted in the memory of his audience.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Verdi: Aida Amonasro Immediately 2017
Verdi: Don Carlo Rodrigue Immediately 2017
Verdi: Il Trovatore Count Di Luna Immediately 2017
Verdi: La Forza del Destino Don Carlo Di Vargas 1 week 2017
Verdi: La Traviata Giorgio Germont Immediately 2017