Moritz Kallenberg received his vocal training at the Musikhochschule Freiburg under Reginaldo Pinheiro, as well as at the Conservatorio L.Cherubini in Florence.

His musical education is rounded off by master classes with Brigitte Fassbaender, Margaret Honig and Ulrike Härter.
A multiple prize-winner, including the 2016 Federal Singing Competition, the Carl Seemann Prize and as a scholarship holder of the Helene Rosenberg Foundation, he was already a soloist at the Berlin Philharmonic Easter Festival in Baden-Baden during his studies, where he performed under Sir Simon Rattle in Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier. He made his role debut as Don Ottavio in Mozart's "Don Giovanni" at the Franz Liszt Academy Budapest. This was followed by debuts at the Stadttheater Freiburg and the Staatsoperette Dresden.

After two years at the International Opera Studio of the Stuttgart State Opera, Moritz Kallenberg has been a permanent ensemble member in Stuttgart since the 2019/20 season, where he quickly attracted attention with important roles such as Count Hohenzollern (Der Prinz von Homburg/ Hans Werner Henze).

He also sang Belfiore in Mozart's La Finta Giardiniera as part of a European tour with Les arts florissants under the direction of William Christie at the Theater an der Wien, Opéra Royal du Château de Versailles and the Théâtre Graslin in Nantes. Another debut was at the Opéra National du Rhin, Strasbourg as the Knight of the Grail in Richard Wagner's Parsifal.

As a sought-after concert and oratorio singer, Moritz Kallenberg has already appeared as the Evangelist in Bach's "St. Matthew Passion" conducted by Ruben Jais in Milan with the Orchestra Sinfonica e Coro Sinfonico di Milano.  He has also been involved in performances of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 conducted by Krzysztof Urbański and Tomáš Netopil, as well as Mendelssohn's "Lobgesang," at the Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari. He sang Mozart Requiem at the Konzerthaus Berlin, and he has been heard in Berlioz's "L'enfance du Christ" under the direction of Francois Xavier-Roth with the Gürzenich-Orchester in Cologne's famous Cathedral.

In the 21/22 season, Moritz Kallenberg returned to the Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg for the French premiere of H. Abraham's "The Snow Queen." He also took part in the 44th International Handel Festival in Karlsruhe, where he appeared on stage in a new production of "Hercules" as Hyllus, conducted by Lars Ulrik Mortensen and directed by Floris Visser. With Les arts florissants under William Christie, he performed cantatas and the Magnificat at the Bach Festival with concerts at the Philharmonie Paris and the Gewandhaus Leipzig.

He also made his debut at his home theatre in Stuttgart with important roles such as in the haute-contre tenor part of Thespis and the Mercure in J.P. Rameau's Platée in Calixto Bieito's legendary production conducted by Stefano Montanari, followed by his Oronte in Handel's Alcina, conducted by Christopher Moulds and directed by the duo Jossi Wieler/ Sergio Morabito. He was also Froh in the new Stuttgart RING production conducted by Cornelius Meister and directed by Stephan Kimmig. At the end of the season he also appeared there as the title character in a new production of Monteverdi's Orfeo under Killian Farrell and directed by Marco Štorman.

In the 22/23 season, in addition to many international concert tours including Haydn's Seasons with Les arts florissants under William Christie and concerts with Beethoven 9 in Milan and Lucerne, he was once again heard with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano  conducted by Thomas Guggeis. 

On the opera stage he sang in the productions of Platée /Thespis and Mercure , Froh/ Rheingold in Stuttgart, Hyllus/Hercules in Karlsruhe, Belfiore/ Finta Giardiniera in Essen, furthermore he sang the Evangelist in the Stuttgart premieres in the scenic St. John Passion under Diego Fasolis and in Olivier Messiaen's Saint Francois D'Assise under Titus Engel.

He  also made his house debut at Semperoper Dresden in the revival of "Platée" conducted by Paul Agnew and directed by Rolando Villazón.

The new season 23/24 begins with Britten's Horn Serenade for Tenor, performed under Malin Broman and with the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra in Kokkola, Finland. Following this, he will be on a concert tour with Les arts florissants and William Christie, presenting Handel's "Ariodante" across Europe, and later performing the St. John Passion in Asia. Under the direction of Diego Fasolis, he will sing the role of the Evangelist in the St. John Passion in Lugano with I Barocchisti and the Choir of the RSI, as well as once again under Gaetan Jarry with the Tölzer Knabenchor and the Orchestre de L’Opéra Royal in Versailles, with an accompanying CD production. He will also perform the Evangelist in the St. Matthew Passion with the Basler Bach-Chor in Basel.
In Stuttgart, he will take part in the world premiere of the hybrid operetta "Hotel Savoy" with the Austrian Musicbanda Franui. Particularly exciting will be his role debut as Loge under the baton of Marek Janowski in the Stuttgart Ring cycle.

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Hercules / Badisches Staatstheater / 20.02.2022 /

"Moritz Kallenberg passt stimmlich als Hyllus mit seinem weichen Tenor" 
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