Amar Muchhala

Samling Artist Programme: 2009

Amar Muchhala was born in Bombay, India. Having completed his studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama on its world renowned Opera Course, he continues his studies with Prof. Rudolph Piernay, and Jeffery Talbot. He has also studied in masterclasses with maestro José Cura, Isobel Buchanan, Carlo Rizzi, Patricia Rozario, Edith Wiens, Hans-Peter Blochwitz, Robert Dean, Jonathan Hinden, Neil Jenkins, Julian Gavin. His training in western classical music began at Franklin & Marshall College, USA, where he completed his degree in Business Management and French Literature.

He recently made his debut in Germany with Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg in their production of Boieldieu’s Die Weisse Dame, singing the lead role of ‘Georg’.

“Amar Muchhala, who has mastered “komm, O holde Dame” one of the most difficult Tenor aria, is the first Indian in the history of the Chamber opera, to stand on stage for the first time”  ..Märkische Allgemeine, Germany

Other operatic roles include Tamino The Magic Flute (British Youth Opera), Beppe  Pagliacci (Haddo House Opera), Count Alberto L’occasione fa il Ladro, Rossini, The Italian tenor Capriccio, Strauss, Le brazilien/Frick/Prosper La Vie Parisienne, Offenbach, Nemorino L’elisir D’amore, Donizetti, Ernesto Don Pasquale, Donizetti, Count Almaviva Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Rossini.

…..The most accomplished of the singers is Amar Muchala, originally from Bombay, who performs Tamino in a way that puts him, as he should be, but almost never is, at the centre of the audience’s interest. Tamino tends, thanks to the deficiencies of the text, to alternate between being a wimp and  a prig, but Muchala, with his handsome looks, romantic acting and eloquent, free singing, gives us a character who develops from being primarily conscious of his royal status to being concerned to discover the fullest potential of being human…….. I’d be surprised if we don’t see and hear a lot more of her and Muchala…Michael Tanner, The Spectator, on The Magic Flute

He has also sung the Haydn’s Creation, the Mozart Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music, The Canteburry Pilgrims by George Dyson; and, made his debut in Bombay with a recital of songs and lieder at National Centre of the Performing Arts, Bombay.

Future Engagements include two productions with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden – Glare, a new opera by Søren Nils Eichberg at the Linbury Studio Theatre and a Michael Boyd production of Monteverdi’s Orfeo, where he will play Apollo and Shepherd.