Indian tenor Amar Muchhala made his Royal Opera House debut in 2013, singing Chulak – The Firework-Maker’s Daughter, David Bruce, world premier, in the Linbury Studio Theater. He also covered the role of Essex in Richard Jones’s production of Gloriana, Britten in 2013 at ROH, Covent Garden. In 2014/15 he returned to the Royal Opera House to sing the role of “Alex” in the world premier of GLARE by Søren Nils Eichberg. He went on to cover the role of Pasterz in the 2015 Royal Opera House, Covent Garden production by Kasper Holten of Krol Roger, Szymanowski, conducted by Antonio Pappano. More recently, Amar worked closely with director Graham Vick in the new production of Morgen und Abend by Georg Friedrich Haas, yet another world premier where he covered the lead tenor role of Peter.
Muchhala was born in Bombay and studied Business Management and French Literature at Franklin and Marshall College, Pennsylvania, only to pursue an operatic career after his opera studies on the world renowned opera course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He made his debut in Germany with Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg in their production of Boieldieu’s Die Weisse Dame, (La Dame Blanche), singing the lead role of Georg.
He will make his debut at Hannover State Opera in April 2017 in the world premiere of “LOT” by Giorgio Battistelli. His past operatic engagements include “Mo” Barbur in London for The Opera Group, Ferrando Così fan tutte for Hamburg University of Music and Theatre, and Tamino The Magic Flute for British Youth Opera. Having naturally transitioned to lyric repertoire, he remains focused on a variety of Lyric roles from the Italian, German and Slavic repertory.