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Charles Castronovo (born June 19, 1975), is an American tenor.

Official web site: http://charlescastronovo.com/

He is in demand internationally as an opera singer.
Castronovo was born to a Sicilian father and an Ecuadorian mother in Queens, New York but grew up in Southern California.
He attended California State University, Fullerton for undergraduate studies in classical voice.

During his time at the university, his talent came to the attention of William Vendice, the chorusmaster of the Los Angeles Opera, who promptly hired him as a chorister.

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He began his professional career as a resident artist with the Los Angeles Opera.
In the summer of 1998 he was a participant in San Francisco Opera’s prestigious Merola opera program, and later joined the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.
After garnering much experience at the Metropolitan Opera, a series of significant role debuts soon followed such as “Don Ottavio” (Don Giovanni), “Ernesto” (Don Pasquale), “Fenton” (Falstaff), “Ferrando” in Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte, “Tamino” (Die Zauberflöte) and “Alfredo” in Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata.

He has sung at many of the world’s leading opera houses such as: The Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera Covent Garden, Staatsoper Berlin, Vienna State Opera, San Francisco Opera, Salzburg Festival and Santa Fe Opera.

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