Kamal KhanConductor

Kamal Khan has performed with many opera companies around the world including the Metropolitan Opera, Dallas Opera, Baltimore Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo in Brazil, Teatro Bellas Artes Mexico City, Oper der Stadt Bonn and the Stasttheater Schwerin, Germany, Opera de Puerto Rico, Palacio de las Artes in Valencia and the International Festivals of Cervantino in Mexico and Santander, Mérida, La Coruña, Tenerife and Málaga in Spain. In Cape Town he has conducted Werther, Nabucco, Lucia di Lammermoor, Norma, Carmen, Porgy and Bess, Così fan Tutte, Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni and The Magic Flute. Last season he conducted L’Elisir d’amore and the South African premier of Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking and he opened the Cape Town Opera 2010 season with a new production of Rosini’s Il Viaggio a Reims and will lead the Five 20 Operas Made in South Africa commissioned to celebrate the South African College of Music’s centenary year.

Kamal Khan opened the 2009 Winter Symphonic Season for KZN Philharmonic. He has also conducted the Jerusalem Symphony, Buenos Aires Philharmonic, Beijing Symphony, Shanghai Symphony, São Paulo Philharmonic, Balearic Islands Philharmonic, Philharmonic Orchestra of Oviedo, the Spanish Radio and Television Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. As a recitalist he has collaborated with many singers and appeared in many stages including Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall and Weill Hall in New York, the Gran Teatro Liceu and the Palau de la Música in Barcelona, Santury Hall and Cassals Hall in Tokyo and the Palau de Congressos in Andorra.

Kamal Khan is Head of the Opera School at the University of Cape Town. He has been assistant conductor to James Levine at the Metropolitan Opera and Resident Conductor and Chorus Master of the Palm Beach Opera. He was also Resident Conductor of the Opera Festival in Tenerife, Head of Faculty of the International School of Vocal Study of the Balearic Islands.

A recipient of of prizes and awards including the National Additionally he has worked with the Mannes College of Music, the Manhattan School of Music in New York, the Israel Vocal Arts Institute, the European Center for Vocal Arts, the Chautauqua School of Music, Opera Theatre of St Louis, Ravinia Festival and Glimmerglass Opera and he has recorded with the Orchestra of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields.