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Bence Kalo is a Cardiff-based Hungarian opera & theatre director, movement director and actor.

He was recently Young Artist Director at Opera Holland Park, directing a production of Engelbert Humperdinck's HANSEL & GRETEL, and his credits include ACIS & GALATEA by George Frederic Händel (Dorset Opera Festival), A DOZEN THINGS I WOULD RATHER BE by Nick Ishmael-Perkins (Streatham Space Project) and YAʼAKOBI & LEIDENTAL by Hanoch Levin (Etcetera Theatre, UK & The Cameri Theatre, Israel). He has worked as an Assistant Director at Opera Holland Park and Dorset Opera Festival and has completed observerships at the Royal Opera House and in the West End.


He has developed movement and acting workshops for the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, British Youth Opera, Waterperry Opera Festival & Dorset Opera Festival.

Bence trained at the University of Kent (MA Theatre Directing) and École Jacques Lecoq (Two-year professional course & LEM – Laboratory of Movement Study) in Paris. He has also worked with Ariane Mnouchkine as a student of her travelling school, the École Nomade.

In 2023 Bence was a semi-finalist for the 13th European Opera Directing Prize.

Photo by Sian Trenberth Photography_edit
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