“Operas and Songs” Francisco Casanova & Friends
Due to unforeseen circumstances related to the extraordinary talent we scheduled, our concert scheduled for December 15 will be rescheduled for Thursday, July 6th as our 2016-17 season closing.
We apologize for this unexpected change and your reservations will be honored for the new date. ADCA wishes you blessings and joy during this holiday season and remember to consider us in your year-end donation plan.
Francisco hails from the city of Santa Cruz del Seibo in the Dominican Republic, the youngest of a musical family, all of whom sang and played an instrument. He studied singing at the National Conservatory of Music of Santo Domingo with tenor Rafael Sánchez-Cestero, and since 1990 with famous Italian tenor Maestro Pier Miranda Ferraro of Milan, known as the great interpreter of Otello, amongst many other roles.
Casanova, came to prominence in 1999 with his role as Eleazar in Halevy’s “La Juive” at Carnegie Hall. The attention-grabbing performance was a turning-point in his career and earned him “tenor to watch” status. One year later, he reprised his role in “La Juive” at the Vienna State Opera and also made his debut on the Metropolitan Opera stage playing Manrico in “Il Trovatore.”
Praised for his expressive bel-canto style, Francisco Casanova has sung for 25 years in the great theaters of the world. He was honored with the Beniamino Gigli d’Oro (Recanati 2004) and the Beniamino Gigli d'Oro (Helsinki 2007), being the first non-Italian singer ever to receive this particular award.
His repertoire includes Gabriele Adorno in Simon Boccanegra (Verdi), the title role in Roberto Devereux (Donizetti), the title role in Don Carlo, Gustavo in Un ballo in maschera, Manrico in Il trovatore (Verdi), Cavaradossi in Tosca (Puccini), among many other roles.
Francisco Casanova is a frequent guest artist in the major opera houses of the world, appearing at the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala in Milan, the Vienna Staatsoper, the Israeli Opera and the opera houses of Oviedo, Gijón, Dresden, Mallorca, Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Bologna, Vilnius, Bilbao, Genoa, Las Palmas among many others.