Biography

Charles Castronovo

Current as of August 2019

American tenor Charles Castronovo is internationally acclaimed as one of the leading lyric tenors of his generation and has sung at most of the world’s major opera houses, including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the Paris Opéra, the Metropolitan Opera, the Vienna, Berlin and Munich State Operas, the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, the Liceu in Barcelona, the San Francisco Opera and the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Plans for 2019/20 include two significant role debuts in Munich – Carlo (I masnadieri) and the title role in Don Carlo – as well as Alfredo (La traviata) in Vienna and Munich, Rodolfo (La bohème) at Covent Garden and Don José (Carmen) in Barcelona.

In 2018/19 Charles Castronovo sang his first Jason (Médée) at the Berlin State Opera, his first Hoffmann (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) in Baden-Baden and his first Admète (Alceste) in Munich. He also sang Alfredo in Paris, London and Los Angeles, Ruggero (La rondine) at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, the title role in Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux in Munich, Faust in concert performances of La Damnation de Faust with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the tenor solo in Verdi’s Requiem with the Monteverdi Choir and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique at the Festival de Saint-Denis. Previous guest engagements include Don José at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin and in Toulouse, Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) and Roméo (Roméo et Juliette) at the Met, Gounod’s Faust in Zurich and Turin, Berlioz’s Faust in Berlin, Alfredo in Paris, Munich, Vienna and Toronto and for his Liceu debut, Lensky (Eugene Onegin) and Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor) at Covent Garden, Faust (Mefistofele) in Baden-Baden, Tom Rakewell (The Rake’s Progress) at the Paris Opéra and Belmonte (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) for his Salzburg Festival debut in 2006. In Munich he was additionally heard as Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) and Gennaro (Lucrezia Borgia). He has repeatedly taken part in revivals of rarely performed works such as Gounod’s Cinq-Mars and Mireille, Lalo’s Le Roi d’Ys and Massenet’s Thérèse.

Among the orchestras with which he has appeared on the concert platform are the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and New York Philharmonic. He has also given concerts in China, Japan, Russia, Sweden and Denmark.

Charles Castronovo was named Best Male Singer at the 2019 International Opera Awards

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