July 27, 1950 Budapest -
with Sólyom-Nagy Sándor, Polgár László and Tokody Iloná
Kelen made his debut as a scholarship holder at the Budapest Opera House in 1972, then became a member of the House in 1973.
Kelen is a regular guest singer at the theatres abroad, appeared at La Scala and the Wiener Staatsoper, too.
He became Merited Artist in 1981, then Eminent Artist in 1989.
In RA Format
His most important roles are: Edgar, Don José, Don Carlos, Alfred, Lensky, Faust (Gounod).
From the Hungarian Theatrical Encyclopaedia, provided by Ildikó Vegh.
I wish to thank Geoffrey Mallinson for the recording.