Italian tenor Emanuele D’Aguanno makes his Royal Opera debut in the 2019/20 Season as Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni).
D’Aguanno was born in Rome and studied at the Pedrollo Conservatory in Vicenza and with William Matteuzzi and Richard Barker. He was a finalist in the Toti del Monti Competition and in the AsLiCo 55th Concorso. In the UK he has sung Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) and Alfredo Germont (La traviata) for Glyndebourne on Tour and Nearco (Poliuto) for Glyndebourne Festival. Other key engagements include Giove/Anfinomo (Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria) for La Scala, Milan, and Theater an der Wien, Tisbe’s father (Hasse’s Piramo e Tisbe) on a European tour including to Kraków, Valencia and Vienna, Egeo (Medea in Corinto) and Italian Singer (Der Rosenkavalier) for Bavarian State Opera, Publio (Il sogno di Scipio) and Paolino (Il matrimonio segreto) for La Fenice, Venice, Ferrando (Così fan tutte) on tour in Italy, Tito (La clemenza di Tito) in Linz, Belfiore (La finta giardiniera) for Theater Magdeburg, Don Ramiro (La Cenerentola) and Lysander (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) in Pisa, Cavalier Belfiore (Il viaggio a Reims) in Frankfurt, Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) and Ernesto (Don Pasquale) in Vicenza, Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore) for the Maggio Musicale, Florence, Alfredo Germont and Il cavalier Giocondo (La pietra del paragone) for Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Camille de Rosillon (Die lustige Witwe), Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor) and Arturo (La straniera) for Teatro Massimo Bellini, Catania, Cassio (Otello) and Fenton (Falstaff) for Canadian Opera Company and Fenton for the Teatro di Colón, Buenos Aires.
D’Aguanno has made several recordings, including operas by Vivaldi, Mozart and Salieri, and a solo disc of bel canto songs, and sung in gala concerts in Toronto, Tokyo and Shanghai.