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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.

Photos

Production photo of Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Production photo of Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Production photo of Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi, Gyula Orendt as Guglielmo, Paolo Fanale as Ferrando and Serena Malfi as Dorabella in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Thomas Allen as Don Alfonso, Serena Malfi as Dorabella, Gyula Orendt as Guglielmo, Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi, Paolo Fanale as Ferrando and Serena Gamberoni as Despina in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Paolo Fanale

Production photo of Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Paolo Fanale as Ferrando, Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi, Serena Malfi as Dorabella and Gyula Orendt as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Gyula Orendt as Guglielmo, Thomas Allen as Don Alfonso and Paolo Fanale as Ferrando in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Elena Zilio, Rebecca Evans, Carlo Bosi, Lucio Gallo, Gwynne Howell, Marie Mclaughlin, Jeremy White in Gianni Schicchi

Paolo Fanale as Ferrando and Serena Malfi as Dorabella in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Thomas Allen as Don Alfonso, Gyula Orendt as Guglielmo, Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi and Paolo Fanale as Ferrando in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Production photo of Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Paolo Fanale as Ferrando in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

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

Paolo Fanale as Ferrando and Gyula Orendt as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Production photo of Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Serena Malfi as Dorabella, Paolo Fanale as Ferrando, Gyula Orendt as Guglielmo and Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Paolo Fanale as Ferrando and Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Gyula Orendt as Guglielmo, Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi, Serena Malfi as Dorabella and Paolo Fanale as Ferrando in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Production photo of Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera