On the fifth evening of the festival, the vaults of the Courtyard of the Palace of the Grand Dukes will be filled, and the minds of those gathered will be lulled by Charles Castronovo, one of the most famous contemporary tenors. It is the voice of the connection between temperament and a multicultural world – without boundaries or fear of the highest notes, elevated music. The concert will feature a two-part program specially prepared by “Midsummer Vilnius” – classical recitals and Neapolitan melodies.
Opera elevates, distracts from the routine, and creates an exceptional atmosphere, so this music is especially needed! A pleasant summer evening, gourmet music, a talented tenor, and an open-air opera will be a resource for every heart.
Charles Castronovo, one of the most famous tenors of the young generation, sheltered under the wing of opera legend Placido Domingo, conquered the audience by performing on the most famous stages in Europe and the world. The performer has embodied many different characters in the opera, so chameleonic will make the concert incredibly natural and diverse.
In 2019 Ch. Castronovo became the international opera awards laureate and was recognized as the best opera vocalist globally. Asmik Grigorian, a Lithuanian who enchanted the world with the role of Salomeja at the Salzburg Festival, was recognized as the best opera singer at the same awards.
Since the beginning of his career, Ch. Castronovo has performed at the world’s largest opera houses: Covent Garden, Vienna State Opera, Berlin State Opera, Paris Opera, Bavarian State Opera in Munich, “Royale de la Monnaie” in Brussels, and many other festivals, not to mention the festivals in Salzburg and Aix-en-Provence. His repertoire ranges from significant tenor roles in Mozart’s operas “Don Juan”, “Women Are Like That”, “The Enchanted Flute” to “Lucia di Lammermoor” (Edgardo), “The Elixir of Love” (Nemorino), and “Traviata” (Alfredo).