BiographyMoritz Kallenberg received his vocal training at the
Musikhochschule Freiburg with Reginaldo Pinheiro, as well as at the Conservatorio L.Cherubini in Florence.Master classes with Brigitte Fassbaender, Margaret Honig and Ulrike Härter rounded off his musical education.
As a multiple prize-winner, including at the 2016 German National Singing Competition, the Carl Seemann Prize and as a scholarship holder of the Helene Rosenberg Foundation, he was already performing during his studies as a soloist at the Easter Festival of the Berlin Philharmonic in Baden-Baden in Strauss' "Der Rosenkavalier" under Sir Simon Rattle and made his role debut as Don Ottavio in Mozart's "Don Giovanni" at the Franz Liszt Academy Budapest. This was followed soon by debuts at the Stadttheater Freiburg and the Staatsoperette Dresden.
After two years at the International Opera Studio of the Staatsoper Stuttgart, Moritz Kallenberg is an ensemble member of the Stuttgart State Opera starting from the 2019/20 season. His roles include Count Hohenzollern (Der Prinz von Homburg), Flavio (Norma), Borsa (Rigoletto) and Erster Geharnischter (Die Zauberflöte). He has also made international opera debuts as "Contino Belfiore" in Mozart's "La Finta Giardiniera" as part of a European tour with the orchestra Les Arts Florissants under the baton of William Christie at the Theater an der Wien, The Opera Royal, Versaille as well as at the Theatre Graslin in Nantes, among others. Another debut was at the Opera National du Rhin, Strasbourg as the "Grail Knight" in Richard Wagner's "Parsifal".
As a sought-after concert and oratorio singer, he can be heard regularly at home and abroad. In addition to the classical works in his field, his repertoire ranges from early baroque to modern. He has already appeared as Evangelist in Bach's St. Matthew Passion and with the tenor part in Beethoven's 9 under the direction of Ruben Jais in Milan, with Mozart's Requiem in the Konzerthaus Berlin as well as in Berlioz L'enfance du Christ under the direction of Francois Xavier-Roth and the Gürzenich Orchestra in Cologne Cathedral.
The 21/22 season begins for Moritz Kallenberg with the French premiere of H.Abraham's THE SNOW QUEEN at the Operá National du Rhin, Strasbourg. This will be followed by role debuts at the Staatsoper Stuttgart in the new production RHEINGOLD (Froh), as well as in Handel's ALCINA (Oronte) and PLATÈE (Thespis/Mercure) by Jean-Philippe Rameau. At the 44th International Handel Festival in Karlsruhe, in a new production and under the musical direction of Lars Ulrik Mortensen and Floris Visser he will sing Hyllus in HERCULES. In addition, he will be a guest at the ANIMA MUNDI Festival in Pisa in September, as well as at the BACHFEST LEIPZIG 2022
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Hot season finale - Orfeo premiere in StuttgartFollowing the successful Hercules premiere at the International Handel Festival Karlsruhe under the baton of Lars Ulrik Mortensen and staged by Floris Visser, Moritz Kallenberg b-rocks on into the summer.
In J.P. Rameau's PLATÉE he could be seen and heard in the dreaded haute-contre tenor role of Thespis as well as Mercure in Calixto Bieito's legendary staging in Stuttgart, conducted by Stefano Montanari, followed by his equally spectacular Oronte in Handel's ALCINA under Christopher Moulds and staged by the directing duo Jossi Wieler/ Sergio Morabito.
Subsequently, he could be heard in concerts under William Christie and les arts florissants at Philharmonie Paris and the Gewandhaus Leipzig during the Bachfest, singing cantatas and Magnificat.
To complete this nice season, Moritz Kallenberg will sing the title role in Claudio Monteverdi's ORFEO on July 22nd, 2022, which this time will not take place at Staatsoper Stuttgart, but instead in the Halle of Stuttgart's Im Wizemann with its industrial charm. Killian Farrell will conduct, Marco Štorman is stage directing.
Additional dates: July 24th and 26th, 2022
Photo: Matthias Baus
Photo: Matthias Baus
Photo: Matthias Baus
Hercules / Badisches Staatstheater / 21.02.2022 / swr.de
"...der ungemein lyrische Moritz Kallenberg als Hyllus..."
Hercules / Badisches Staatstheater / 19.02.2022 / onlinemerker.com
"Moritz Kallenberg gibt den Hyllus und bringt Liebe auf den 1. Blick zu Iole zum Ausdruck. Sein edel timbrierter Tenor, dem sich am Ende auch Iole nicht entziehen kann, trägt maßgeblich dazu bei."
Hercules / Badisches Staatstheater / 20.02.2022 / omm.de
"Moritz Kallenberg passt stimmlich als Hyllus mit seinem weichen Tenor"
Hercules / Badisches Staatstheater / 20.02.2022 / Frankfurter Rundschau
"Moritz Kallenebrg ist Sohn Hyllus, der unter den Händeln der Eltern leidet, uns aber mit einem strahlenden Tenor entgegentritt"