Paolo Fanale, Tenor
Tamino, The Magic Flute
Why do you think the collaboration between opera and social media is important?
The work of social portals is very important today, but for me I still prefer the handwritten letter and the voice of the person who speaks to me. Above all the physical contact with people is what strengthens the knowledge and friendships.
What first interested you in opera?
I found opera music pure musical elegance! I was attracted to it immediately and fell madly in love with all aspects of the art form.
How you feel about making your Dallas Opera debut?
I am filled with great emotion in finally having the opportunity to perform in Dallas. As a good Sicilian, I love the hot days outside when I’m not in rehearsal. I am like a lizard, always seeking the sun. Dallas is perfect for me
What excites you about our production of The Magic Flute?
This production of The Magic Flute is simply beautiful. From the moment the curtain rises, audiences are sucked into rich colors and whimsical set and costume designs. The music is beautiful, and Maestro Villaume has studied every musical detail to make it perfect. The great fortune for a singer is the surprise of finding great music directors like Villaume who embody great musical knowledge and stylistic direction. All this makes the world of opera “pure art”
What do you want the audience to take away from your performance?
The audience members in the theater are like customers in an Italian restaurant….. They will eat well and feel happy.
What we want to give is a union of artistic forces rich in emotion and great musical sensitivity. This is the emotional gift I wish for all of Dallas in experiencing The Magic Flute.