Philip is busy preparing for 4 concerts in November with Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques and a welcome return to Montreal! Visit the Schedule page for dates and details. Through JAL Philip has been named the recipient of several prizes and bursaries including the Prix Lyrique Giuseppe Verdi-Raoul Blouin, the Quebec-Bavaria Prize, and the Prix Lyrique Allemand. This will be his fourth representation at JAL.
Philip is thrilled to announce that he will return to Tel Aviv this summer to take part in the International Vocal Arts Institute's summer training program. Philip will sing L'horloge comtoise and Le chat in a production of L'enfant et les sortileges directed by Joshua Major and conducted by Paul Nadler. Philip has also been invited to the Canadian Arts Vocal Institute in Montreal, where he will reprise those two roles in the same production.
Philip is very excited to announce that he has been named to the Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques for the fourth time! He has been invited to the gala performance in Montreal in November of 2013, where he and the other laureates will perform for a panel of European directors.
The press release follows:
JEUNES AMBASADEURS LYRIQUES - THÉÂTRE LYRICHORÉGRA 20
Les chanteurs suivants qui ont été nommés Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques 2013 et qui seront invités à se produire le 10 novembre 2013 au XXe Gala des Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques à la salle Bourgie du Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal devant une douzaine de directeurs de théâtres lyriques européens et aux 3 concerts qui précèdent le gala les 7, 8, et 9 novembre
The following singers were named Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques 2013 and will be invited to perform at November 10th, 2013 Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques XXth Gala at the Bourgie Hall of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in front of a dozen directors directors of European opera houses, and in 3 concerts preceading the gala on November 7th, 8th and 9th
Sélectionnés à Montréal / Selected in Montreal
CHRISTIANNE BÉLANGER, soprano
JEAN-KRISTOF BOUTON, baryton / baritone
PHILIP KALMANOVITCH, baryton / baritone
STÉPHANIE LESSARD, soprano
PIERRE RANCOURT, baryton / baritone
KATRINA WESTIN, soprano
HELEN WIESER, soprano
Sélectionnés à Toronto / Selected in Toronto
LEIGH-ANN ALLEN, soprano
RIHAB CHAIEB, mezzo-soprano
JONATHAN ESTABROOKS, baryton / baritone
LAURELLE JADE FROESE, mezzo-soprano
BESTE KALENDER, mezzo-soprano
CAIRAN RYAN, baryton / baritone
INGA WILLIAMS, soprano
Sèlectionnés à Vancouver / Selected in Vancouver
ANDREY ANDREYCHIK , baryton / baritone
EMMA PARKINSON, mezzo-soprano
SARAH VARDY, soprano
Le soprano Ellen Wieser, Jeune Ambassadeur Lyrique 2013 sera invitée à se produire au Festival international du Sori près de Séoul en Corée du Sud du 28 septembre au 6 octobre 2013 avec un cachet de $ 2 000 pour chanter un air durant ce festival et participer à la création d’une oeuvre de 15 minutes d’un compositeur sud-coréen ( transport, hotel et per diem payés par le festival)
Deux jeunes ambassadeurs lyriques 2012, seront aussi en tournée en Chine en juin 2013, Arianna Sovernigo et Rachel Pelletier-Tremblay
The soprano Ellen Wieser, Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques 2013 laureate, will be invited to perform at the International Sori Festival near Seoul in South Korea from September 28th to October 6th, 2013 with a fee of $ 2000 to sing one aria during the festival and participate in the creation of a work of 15 minutes from a South Korean composer (transport, hôtel and per diem paid by the festival)
Two Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques 2012, will also be on tour in China in June 2013, Arianna Sovernigo and Rachel Pelletier Tremblay.
Pluaieurs lauréats seront envoyés représenter le Canada dans des concours internationaux en Europe / Several laureates will be sent to represent Canada in international compétition in Europe
Les noms seront annoncés la semaine prochaine / The names will be announced next week
The Jeunesses Musicales Canada Spring Tour of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte begins tonight in Montreal! Philip plays Guglielmo in this Alain-Gauthier directed production that will be touring throughout Ontario and Western Quebec.
And for a quick preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSQhpEbT3Ks
Philip is one of four "new faces of opera" interviewed by Anne Kostalas for the Montreal Gazette's Urban Expressions magazine. The article can be viewed here: http://www.urbanexpressions.ca/spring-2013/story/the-new-faces-of-opera
Montreal has been knocked out by the powerful Dead Man Walking. A round-up of all the reviews coming soon!
In the meantime, don't miss out on the remaining three chances to see this incredible production. Visit http://www.operademontreal.com/fr/ for tickets!
Tonight marks the Quebec premiere of Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking at l'Opera de Montreal! Philip plays the Motor Cop in an all-Canadian cast including Allyson McHardy, Etienne Dupuis, and Kimberly Barber.
Click here for more information about the production
Click here for a multimedia preview of the production
Check out these two previews of Dead Man Walking featuring Sister Helen Prejean:
La Presse Interview with Sister Helen Prejean
CBC Radio-Canada Preview (Rehearsal and Interviews in French and English)
The show runs at l'Opera de Montreal March 9-16
Click here for more information and tickets!
Rehearsal are underway for the Québec premiere of Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking presented by l'Opéra de Montréal! Philip plays the Motor Cop in an all-star and all-Canadian cast featuring Allyson McHardy, Étienne Dupuis, and Kimberly Barber.
It's opening night for Berlioz's L'enfance du Christ in Montréal with L'orchestre symphonique de Montréal! The presentation features Michèle Losier, Tyler Duncan, Gino Quilico, Pascal Charbonneau, Alexandre Sylvestre, Philip Kalmanovitch, and Isaiah Bell. Conducted by Kent Nagano.
Tonight's performance marks Philip's OSM debut!
More news from Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques! Click here for updates (in German) about the Prix lyrique Quebec-Baviere.
Philip was also awarded the Prix lyrique Canada-Russie, which sponsors 2 weeks of training at the historic Russian Academy of Theatre Arts in Moscow! He will also make his European debut at the Printemps musical de Silly in Belgium in 2014!
Philip is thrilled to announce that he is the recipient of two prizes from the 2012 Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques Gala in Montreal, QC. He was awarded the Prix Lyrique Quebec-Baviere, a $2500 bursary to support professional training at the Munchen StaatsOpera Junge Ensemble in 2013, and the Prix Lyrique Allemand, a $2000 bursary to support an audition tour in Germany!
Lots of exciting news to come on this front, including engagements for upcoming seasons! Stay tuned!
Philip is excited to announce he will be performing 2 presentations of Handel's Messiah in Ottawa and Montreal this December!
The first will be on December 7 with CAMMAC as part of their Come Sing Messiah! event.
The second is on December 9 with the Choeur Polyphonique de Montreal.
Both performances will be conducted by Louis Lavigeur.
It's Opening Night in Welland, ON for Chorus Niagara's presentation of Best of Broadway: An Evening with Rodgers and Hammerstein! It features selections from Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, The Sound of Music, and more! Conducted by Robert Cooper, CM, featuring soloists Allison Angelo, Adam Fisher, Philip Kalmanovitch, and Chorus Niagara and the Niagara Symphony Orchestra.
Check out the press release for Philip's upcoming concert with Chorus Niagara here:
Philip will perform alongside soprano Allison Angelo and tenor Adam Fisher.
Philip is excited to announce that he will be performing with Chorus Niagara in their presentation of Best of Broadway: Some Enchanted Evening with Rodgers and Hammerstein on November 3rd and 4th in Welland, Ontario!
This marks Philip's first return to Chorus Niagara since his performance in Nils Lindberg's A Christmas Cantata in 2009. He is also reunited with conductor Robert Cooper (Orpheus Choir Toronto).
The music includes selections from some of musical theatre's greatest treasures including Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music, and Carousel.
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