CHARLES CASTRONOVO was born in New York City and regularly performs in the world’s most important opera houses. His first engagements took place in the Los Angeles Opera. Immediately preceding that, he was taken into the program for the promotion of young artists at the New York Met, where he gave his debut in the role of Beppe on the opening evening of the 1999/2000 season. This was followed by a number of important debuts, among others, Don Ottavio and Ernesto in Boston and Fenton in Pittsburgh. Soon after were performances in Europe. In recent years, he has had much success singing the role of Fenton (Paris, Toulouse, Brussels) Don Ottavio (Berliner und Bayerische Staatsoper), Ferrando (London, Monte Carlo, Berlin) Tamino (Paris, Chicago, London), Nemorino (Paris, Berliner Staatsoper), Alfredo (London, Berliner Staatsoper, Barcelona, Aix-en-Provence), Faust (Pittsburgh, Baden-Baden, London), Rodolfo (Detroit), Nadir (San Francisco), Gennaro (Bayerische Staatsoper), Belmonte (Salzburger Festspiele, Rom), Duca (Budapest), Nerone (Madrid) and Romeo (Los Angeles). Charles Castronovo gave his debut at the Wiener Staatsoper in 2003 as Tamino and has also sung here Nemorino and Alfredo.