Italian tenor Paolo Fanale made his Royal Opera debut in 2016 as Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi).
Fanale was born in Palermo and studied at the Conservatorio Vincenzo Bellini and with Domenico Sanfilippo and Miqual San Moreno. 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, Bavarian State Opera, Berlin State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Liceu, Barcelona, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Theater an der Wien, New National Theatre, Tokyo, Norwegian National Opera and Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, 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, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Daniele Gatti, James Levine, 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) and Nadir (Les Pêcheurs de perles). His recordings include Aida with Pappano and the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.
Elena Zilio, Rebecca Evans, Carlo Bosi, Lucio Gallo, Gwynne Howell, Marie Mclaughlin, Jeremy White in Gianni Schicchi
Paolo Fanale, Matteo Peirone, Marie Mclaughlin, Rebecca Evans, Gwynne Howell, Elena Zilio, Carlo Bosi, Jeremy White, David Kempster in Gianni Schicchi
Jeremy White, Elena Zilio, Carlo Bosi, Rebecca Evans, Paolo Fanale, Gwynne Howell, Marie Mclaughlin, David Kempster in Gianni Schicchi