American tenor Charles Castronovo is coming to Sydney in July as Ferrando in the new Sir David McVicar production of Così fan tutte for Opera Australia.
This weekend, you can see and hear him as Edgardo in a new production of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, filmed at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden in April 2016. The story follows an ongoing feud between two families in 17th-century Scotland that has terrible consequences for two young lovers - and who can forget the incomparable 'mad scene' in the third act?!
Directed by British theatre director Katie Mitchell and conducted by Daniel Oren with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the cast also includes Diana Damrau as Lucia, Ludovic Tézier, Taylor Stayton and Peter Hoare.
The production lasts 3 hours and 5 minutes with and interval and is sung in Italian, with English subtitles.
Of Sicilian and Ecuadorean parentage, Castronovo is chalking up appearances in the great lyric tenor roles in the major opera houses around the world. In 2013, the Sydney Film festival presented Becoming Traviata (2012) about the staging of the opera at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, in which Castronovo starred as Alfredo opposite Natalie Dessay.
Please note: The ROH advises that this production includes scenes featuring sex and violence, and is suitable only for audiences aged 15+.
PALACE NORTON STREET
Sunday 29 May 1:00pm /