Charles Castronovo

Biography

Born: California  
Tenor Charles Castronovo began an American operatic career in the late 1990s.

He was educated at the California State University in Fullerton, and gained a contract as a Resident Artist with the Los Angeles Opera Company. During his two years there, he sang ten different roles on the opera's main stage, including the part of Mr. Porcupine in the world premiere of Fantastic Fox.

His standard repertory roles have ranged from small
Read more parts like that of Parpignole in Puccini's La Bohčme to Arturo in Lucia di Lamermoor.

He sang two concert performances of Bernstein's West Side Story in Leipzig, presented nationally on German television, and has recorded the part of Beppe in I Pagliacci on the Decca label, with José Cura singing the part of Canio. His Metropolitan Opera debut was the opening night performance of the 1999-2000 season, where he again sang Beppe, this time to Plácido Domingo's portrayal of Canio. Read less
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  • 1.
    Massenet: Therese / Altinoglu, Gubisch, Castronovo, Dupuis, Lis (CD & Book)
    Label: Ediciones Singulares   Catalog: 1011 Release Date: 06/25/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jules Massenet
    Performer:  Nora Gubisch,  Charles Castronovo,  Etienne Dupuis,  François Lis
    Conductor:  Alain Altinoglu
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montpellier Opera Orchestra,  Montpellier Opera Chorus
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  • 2.
    Dolci Napoli - The Neapolitan Songs / Charles Castronovo
    Label: Gpr Records   Catalog: 12012 Release Date: 01/29/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Rodolfo Falvo,  Enrico Cannio,  Research Composer,  Eduardo Di Capua  ... 
    Performer:  Charles Castronovo
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  • 3.
    Catan: Il Postino / Domingo, Castronovo, Gershon, Los Angeles Opera
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 191970 Release Date: 10/16/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Daniel Catán
    Performer:  Amanda Squitieri,  Placido Domingo,  Charles Castronovo,  Cristina Gallardo-Domâs  ... 
    Conductor:  Grant Gershon
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Opera Chorus,  Los Angeles Opera Orchestra
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  • 4.
    Verdi: La Traviata / Langree, Dessay, Castronovo, Tézier
    Label: Virgin Classics   Catalog: 30798 Release Date: 04/03/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Ludovic Tézier,  Charles Castronovo,  Natalie Dessay
    Conductor:  Louis Langrée
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
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  • 5.
    Opera! - Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana; Leoncavallo: Pagliacci / Chailly, Bychkov
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001572602 Release Date: 07/12/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Pietro Mascagni,  Ruggero Leoncavallo
    Performer:  Giuseppe Giacomini,  Marta Senn,  Dmitri Hvorostovsky,  Jessye Norman  ... 
    Conductor:  Semyon Bychkov,  Riccardo Chailly
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de Paris,  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,  Netherlands Radio Chorus  ... 
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  • 6.
    Berlin Opera Night / Nagano, Berlin Deutsche Opera
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2053589 Release Date: 04/26/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Giacomo Puccini,  Antonín Dvorák  ... 
    Performer:  Vladimir Galouzine,  Anne Schwanewilms,  Adrianne Pieczonka,  Angelika Kirchschlager  ... 
    Conductor:  Kent Nagano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
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  • 7.
    Gounod: Mireille / Minkowski, Mula, Castronovo, Ferrari, Vernhes [Blu-ray]
    Label: Fra Musica   Catalog: 502 Release Date: 01/11/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Charles Gounod
    Performer:  Amel Brahim-Djelloul,  Charles Castronovo,  Ugo Rabec,  Nicolas Cavallier  ... 
    Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris National Opera Chorus,  Paris National Opera Orchestra
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    Gounod: Mireille / Minkowski, Mula, Castronovo, Ferrari, Vernhes [DVD]
    Label: Fra Musica   Catalog: 2 Release Date: 01/11/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Charles Gounod
    Performer:  Amel Brahim-Djelloul,  Alain Vernhes,  Ugo Rabec,  Sébastien Droy  ... 
    Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris National Opera Chorus,  Paris National Opera Orchestra
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  • 9.
    Mozart: Complete Operas [33 DVDs]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001470109 Release Date: 09/28/2010   Number of Discs: 33
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Chaya Czernowin
    Performer:  Elina Garanca,  Michael Schade,  Dorothea Röschmann,  Barbara Bonney  ... 
    Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt,  Riccardo Muti,  Roger Norrington,  Manfred Honeck  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung,  Vienna State Opera Chorus  ... 
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  • 10.
    Mercadante: Virginia / Benini, Patterson, Antonucci, Clarke, Castronovo
    Label: Opera Rara   Catalog: 39 Release Date: 03/10/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Saverio Mercadante
    Performer:  Andrew Foster-Williams,  Susan Patterson,  Charles Castronovo,  Katherine Manley  ... 
    Conductor:  Maurizio Benini
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
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  • 11.
    Berlin Opera Night / Banse, Bumbry, Nagano
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2053588 Release Date: 09/20/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Lehár,  Ruggero Leoncavallo,  Jules Massenet,  Camille Saint-Saëns  ... 
    Performer:  Charles Castronovo,  Vladimir Galusin,  Vesselina Kasarova,  Grace Bumbry  ... 
    Conductor:  Kent Nagano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
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  • 12.
    Tęte Ŕ Tęte - Rossini: Messe Solennelle, Etc/Spering, Et Al
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 20007 Release Date: 10/08/2002   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
    Performer:  Iride Martinez,  Charles Castronovo,  Sara Mingardo,  John Relyea  ... 
    Conductor:  Christoph Spering
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Das Neue Orchester,  Chorus Musicus
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    Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci / Cura, Frittoli, Keenlyside, Chailly
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 467086 Release Date: 10/10/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ruggero Leoncavallo
    Performer:  Barbara Frittoli,  Carlos Alvarez,  Charles Castronovo,  Simon Keenlyside  ... 
    Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,  Netherlands Radio Chorus,  Het National Children's Chorus
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