– The Italian singer will also add the legendary role of Calaf from Turandot to his repertoire
The Italian tenor Andrea Carè will begin the 2018/19 season with his debut at the Finnish National Opera in Helsinki (Finland) with one of the most emblematic roles in his repertoire – Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca (Puccini), which he has already sung in cities such as Stuttgart, Strasbourg, St. Margarethen, Parma and Michigan. He will perform the opera in Helsinki on ten occasions between the 7th and 18th October. As well as his first appearance in Finland, Carè will make a debut in another of the great international centres for opera the Wiener Staatsoper in Vienna, taking the role of Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly (Puccini) there in December. “I am very happy, both personally and artistically, with my upcoming season, because I will be able to collaborate with colleagues, directors and conductors I have worked with before and for whom I have so much admiration. I will make debuts in new cities and add interesting new roles to my repertoire. I can´t wait to tread the boards at one of the most important opera houses in the world, the Wiener Staatsoper, or sing at the beautiful Helsinki Opera House,” Carè explains.
Beforehand, between October and November, the tenor from Turin will return to the Stockholm Royal Opera (Sweden) where he will sing his acclaimed version of Radames in Aida (Verdi). Months later, in February and March 2019, Andrea Carè will return to the Swedish capital again, this time to be Rodolfo in La Bohème (Puccini).
The Italian tenor will begin 2019 with a return to the Théâtre Royale de La Monnaie/De Munt in Brussels with La Gioconda (29th and 30th January, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 8th, 10th and 12th February), and will take the same role again in April in his eagerly awaited return to the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.
Among other later engagements, there will be a new and long-awaited debut of a role which is sure to become a regular fixture in his career, that of the unknown prince, Calaf, in Turandot (Puccini), a role which he will take on in May at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice. Later he will appear in Un ballo in maschera which will mark his return to one of the great theatres in the world, the Bolshoi in Moscow. “I am impatient to perform and continue to develop the roles which I love, such as Enzo Grimaldo from La Gioconda, Radames from Aida and Rodolfo from La Bohème. I am also very excited about my return to one of my favourite theatres – La Fenice in Venice, this time in a role which I have really been looking forward to make my debut in: Calaf from Puccini´s Turandot.”