Goshen News, Goshen, IN

April 16, 2014

Goshen native, opera singer wins $10,000 grant


— Anthony Kalil, a tenor born and raised in Goshen, has won a $10,000 Richard Tucker Career Grant, officials with the Richard Tucker Music Foundation announced this week.

The grant is awarded annually to three of America’s top young opera singers who are selected after an invitation-only audition in New York City.

Kalil has been praised by the New York Times as an excellent tenor with a voice that has “ping and richness.” He is a member of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera.

In the 2013-14 season, Kalil made his Met debut as the Young Man in “Die Frau ohne Schatten,” conducted by Vladimir Jurowski, and the First Armed Man in “The Magic Flute.” He also sang the title role in Berlioz’s “Benvenuto Cellini” in the Met and Juilliard scenes program conducted by James Levine. In future seasons, Kalil will be seen at the Met, Opera Theatre of St. Louis and Santa Fe Opera.

Organizers say the Richard Tucker Music Foundation, founded in 1975, is a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to perpetuating the artistic legacy of the Brooklyn-born tenor by nurturing the careers of talented American opera singers and by bringing opera into the community.