American tenor Charles Castronovo is internationally renowned as one of the outstanding lyric tenors of his generation. He appears regularly at the world’s leading opera houses, including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the Paris Opéra, the Metropolitan Opera, the Vienna, Berlin and Bavarian State Operas, the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels, the Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, San Francisco Opera and the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Following his acclaimed performances as Gabriele Adorno (Simon Boccanegra) at the 2019 Salzburg Festival, his commitments during the next two seasons have included his first Carlo Moor in Verdi’s I masnadieri in Munich, Alfredo (La traviata) in Vienna and Munich and Rodolfo (La bohème) at Covent Garden. In August 2021 he made his role debut as Rodolfo in Verdi’s Luisa Miller at the Glyndebourne Festival.
Previous guest performances have included Jason (Médée) at the Berlin State Opera, Offenbach’s Hoffmann in Baden-Baden, Admète (Alceste) and the title role in Roberto Devereux in Munich, Ruggero (La rondine) at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Don José (Carmen) at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin and in Toulouse, Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) and Roméo (Roméo et Juliette) at the Metropolitan Opera, Gounod’s Faust in Zurich and Turin, the title role in La Damnation de Faust at the Berlin State Opera and in concert performances with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic, Alfredo in Paris, London, Munich, Vienna, Toronto, Los Angeles 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 has additionally been heard as Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) and Gennaro (Lucrezia Borgia). He also appears on a regular basis in rarely performed pieces such as Gounod’s Cinq-Mars and Mireille, Lalo’s Le Roi d’Ys and Massenet’s Thérèse.
As a concert artist Charles Castronovo has appeared with orchestras including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Dresden Staatskapelle, the Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique.
In 2019 Charles Castronovo was named Best Male Singer at the International Opera Awards.