Charles Castronovo Tenor

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Born in New York, Charles Castronovo made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera of New York in the role of Beppe (Pagliacci). He soon found himself cast in other roles, including Fenton (Falstaff), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Tamino (The Magic Flute), Nemorino (L’Elisir d’amore), Alfredo Germont (La Traviata), the title role in Faust, Rodolfo (La Bohème), Nadir (Les Pêcheurs de perles), Belmonte (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), the Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto), Tom Rakewell (The Rake's Progress), Elvino (La Sonnambula), Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor).

In 2010, in Los Angeles, he portrayed the title role in Daniel Catán's opera Il Postino for its creation, alongside Plácido Domingo. He debut appearances at the Salzburg Festival in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, at the Aix-en-Provence Festival and at the Gran Teatre del Liceu (Barcelona) in La Traviata, at the Chicago Opera in The Magic Flute, at Amsterdam's Concertgebouw in Les Pêcheurs de perles, and at the Verbier Festival in La Damnation de Faust.

In recent years he has performed the roles of Don José (Carmen) in Vienna and Chicaco, Faust (La Damnation de Faust) in Salzburg, Nemorino in Chicago, Rodolfo in New York, Berlin and Munich, Pinkerton (Madame Butterfly) in Munich and Vienna, Riccardo / Gustavo (Un ballo in maschera) in Munich, Alfredo Germont in New York, Don Ottavio in London, the title roles of Don Carlo in Munich and Don Carlos in Geneva, Des Grieux (Manon) in Vienna, Giasone (Médée) in Berlin.

During the 2023-2024 season, he will perform Riccardo / Gustavo at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the title role in Ernani in Munich, Gabriele Adorno (Simon Boccanegra) at La Scala in Milan, Mario Cavaradossi (Tosca) at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and Pinkerton at the Teatro Real in Madrid.

At the Paris Opera: Falstaff (Fenton), 2003; The Magic Flute (Tamino), 2004; L'Elisir d'amore (Nemorino), 2006, 2009; Mireille (Vincent), 2009; The Rake's Progress (Tom Rakewell), 2012; La Traviata (Alfredo Germont), 2018

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  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 29 March to 25 April 2025

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