Baritone, Pianist, Composer, Conductor, Actor, Voice Over, Filmmaker Kamel Boutros, born in Egypt, graduated from the Curtis Institute with a MA degree in Opera performance. He has performed with pianist Martha Argerich in Europe and Japan, as in the Edinburgh Festival sang Mamoud in Death of Klinghoffer. At the Metropolitan Opera sang in Carmen, Capriccio, Il Barbiere di iviglia,
Madame Butterﬂy, La Boheme and Roméo et Juliette, as well as in a gala concert with the late Luciano Pavarotti conducted by James Levine. First Prize winner; Opera Index’s Competition and the Sullivan Foundation Career Award.
Lead roles as an actor included Mohammed Atta in Hamburg Cell (HBO & DVD release), Mamoud in the ﬁlm The Death of Klinghoffer, Superin While the widow is away, Taxi Driver in City for the Daniel Pearl Foundation. Recently appearing in Law and Order, and in Adam Reid’s award winning ﬁlm Hello Lonesome. Kamel’s recent music arrangement of God be with you till we meet again was used in the show Damages.
Kamel added John Adams’ Wound-dresser to his solo repertoire and performed it with conductor Miriam Burns with the Kenosha and Tallahassee Symphony Orchestras, ss well as Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra in Virginia with conductor Mark Russell Smith.
In June 2010 Kamel played the part of Papin and also music directs the play Babette’s Feast in NYC directed by Quinton Gordon. In December 2010 Kamel sang a gala concert with pianist Martha
Argerich in Italy.
Several of Kamel’s performances can be seen on youtube.com, including his concerts with pianist Martha Argerich.
Presently Kamel is the music director of The Parish of Calvary-St.George’s Church and Concert Series in New York City, and continues his work in acting, singing, and as a pianist in chamber