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Paolo Fanale

Tenor

Biography

Italian tenor Paolo Fanale made his Royal Opera debut in 2016 as Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi). He returns in the 2018/19 Season as Ferrando (Così fan tutte).

Fanale was born in Palermo and studied at the Conservatorio Vincenzo Bellini. He made his professional debut as Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) in Padua. He has since sung for such companies as La Scala, Milan, the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Paris Opéra, Théâtre du Châtelet, Vienna State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Berlin State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Liceu, Barcelona, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Theater an der Wien, New National Theatre, Tokyo, Rome Opera, Opéra de Lausanne, Las Palmas Opera, NCPA Beijing, Sanxay Festival, Semperoper Dresden, Norwegian National Opera and Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and in in Helsinki, Geneva, Valencia, Strasbourg, Naples, Florence, Verona, Turin, Montecarlo, Bologna and Genua and for the Salzburg Festival. He has worked with conductors including Claudio Abbado, Diego Fasolis, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Daniele Gatti, James Levine, Michele Mariotti, Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, Daniel Oren, Antonio Pappano and Jordi Savall.

Fanale’s repertory includes Fenton (Falstaff), Hylas (Les Troyens), Don Ottavio, Roméo (Roméo et Juliette), Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore), Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Pelléas (Pelléas et Mélisande), Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Faust (Faust), Tito (La clemenza di Tito), Ferrando, Nadir (Les Pêcheurs de perles) and Roberto, Conte di Leicester (Maria Stuarda). He has also sung Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor) and Fernand (La Favorite) in concert. His recordings include Aida with Pappano and the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.

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