Beste Kalender


A frequent performer on concert and opera stages internationally, Turkish-Canadian mezzo-soprano Beste Kalender was featured as The New Artist of The Month by the Musical America Worldwide after her recital debut with Warren Jones at Carnegie Hall in 2017. Beste has recently performed at Opera San Miguel (Mexico), Helikon Opera (Russia), Bolshoi Theatre (Belarus), Bologna Opera (Italy) and Les Chorégies D’Orange (France), as well as with various companies in Canada. Her professional debut was as CARMEN with Calgary Opera and American role debut was as CENERENTOLA at Music Academy of The West. Among her accolades, Beste was named Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques and won the 2019 Prix Jeune Espoir Lyrique Canadien, the 2016 Sylva-Gelber Foundation Award and the 2018 Inaugural Stuart Hamilton Memorial Award.

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