Paolo Fanale was born in Palermo and made his stage debut in Padua singing the role of Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni. Before long, he was invited to perform at many of the great international opera venues (Milan’s La Scala, the New York Metropolitan Opera, the Théâtre du Châtelet and the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, the Salzburg Festival, The Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, Berlin’s Staatsoper and Deutsche Oper, Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu, the Theater an der Wien, etc.)
He made his Paris Opera debut in 2013 in Falstaff (Fenton). Over the past few seasons, he has made debut appearances at the Royal Opera House in London (Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi), the Vienna Staatsoper (Fenton) and the Rome Opera (Leicester in Maria Stuarda). He also sang in Die Zauberflöte at the Soirées Lyriques Festival in Sanxay. His other performances include a concert version of Lucia di Lammermoor at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Così fan tutte at the Bayerische Staatsoper, La Favorite (in concert) at the Marseille Opera, Don Giovanni at the Berlin Staatsoper and the Dresden Semperoper, La Clemenza di Tito at the Lausanne Opera, L’Elisir d’amore at the Vienna Staatsoper and Rossini’s Stabat Mater at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia de Rome.
In 2015, he sang the part of Pelléas at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
He has sung under the direction of numerous conductors, including Claudio Abbado (with whom he recorded Mozart’s Mass in C Minor and Schubert’s Mass in E Flat Major at the 2012 Salzburg Festival), Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Daniele Gatti, James Levine, Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, Daniel Oren, Antonio Pappano, Michele Mariotti, Diego Fasolis and Jordi Savall.
Iopas (Les Troyens) at the Vienna Staatsoper, Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna and then in concert with the Hanover-based NDR Radiophilharmonie; Ferrando (Così fan tutte) at Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper, London’s Royal Opera House and in Las Palmas, Pylade (Iphigénie en Tauride) at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, debut as Lenskij in Eugene Onegin at Matsumoto Festival.