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Goshen-born opera singer Anthony Kalil is one of three recipients of the 2014 Richard Tucker Music Foundation's $10,000 career grant. (Photo Supplied)
Goshen-born opera singer Anthony Kalil wins prestigious grant in NYC
Posted on April 16, 2014 at 4:36 p.m.

GOSHEN — Only three opera singers in the United States are selected each year to receive a $10,000 career grant from the Richard Tucker Music Foundation, and this time, one of those talented performers is from Goshen.

The foundation has honored tenor Anthony Kalil, who was born and raised in the Maple City, with the grant awarded annually to three of America’s top young opera singers chosen at an invitation-only audition in New York City. The foundation was created in 1975 as a nonprofit cultural organization to provide grants, awards and performance opportunities for singers at various stages of their careers.

Kalil is a member of the prestigious Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera. He made his Met debut in the 2013-2014 season with “The Magic Flute” and “Die Frau ohne Schatten” conducted by Vladimir Jurowski. Kalil also sang the title role in Berlioz’s “Benvenuto Cellini” in the Met and Juilliard scenes program conducted by James Levine.

Kalil will be part of upcoming seasons at the Met, Opera Theatre of St. Louis and Santa Fe Opera.

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