francesco anile*


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Francesco Anile is a renowned opera tenor, singing in many important theaters worldwide.

He has sung on the stages of La Scala and Metropolitan and in theaters all around the world: Tokyo, Seoul, Zabreb, Yerevan, Cairo, Malta, Ljubljana and many more. 

He sings regularly in Italy's most famous opera houses as  Fenice in Venice, San Carlo in Naples, Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Teatro del Giglio, Comunale in Bologna, “Terme di Caracalla-Teatro dell’Opera di Roma” Teatro Lirico in Cagliari, Sociale in Como, Teatro D. Alighieri in Ravenna, Grande in Brescia, Ponchielli in Cremona, Fraschini in Pavia, Filarmonico in Verona, Teatro Bellini in Catania. 


Graduated with honours in clarinet and singing at the "F. Cilea" Conservatory of Reggio Calabria, Francesco Anile completed his studies as bariton with Aldo Protti in Cremona, and later after voice change as a tenor with Ottavio Taddei in Firenze. In 2001, he took a high-specialization course at Opera Verdi Festival in Parma, under the supervision of Renata Scotto.

Finalist in several international competitions, he won the first prize "E. Bastianini" at the Grandi Voci Toscane in Campi Bisensio and the third prize at the "M. Del Monaco" in Marsala.

Francesco Anile has worked with some of the most notable international conductors such as Nello Santi, Maurizio Benini, Evelino Pidò, Maurizio Arena, Gianandrea Noseda, Massimo Pradella, Niksa Bareza, Loris Voltolini, Stefano Ranzani, Peter Mianiti, Antonio Pirolli, Giampaolo Bisanti, Patrick Fourniller and stage directors such as Franco Zeffirelli, Eimuntas Nekrosius, Roberto De Simone, Gianfranco de Bosio, Federico Tiezzi, Plamen Kartaloff, Henning Brockhaus, Pierfrancesco Maestrini, Aldo Tarabella, and J. Peter Messner.


Critical acclaim about his debut in the Metropolitan Opera in 2016/2017 season.

New York Classical Review wrote: "Anile ... has the voice: a clear, expressive instrument that pleasantly “pings” above the orchestra, and equally, what appears to be a fountain of acting chops. In the famous scene in which Canio realizes that Nedda has been unfaithful, the soft sobbing into his costume was undeniably affecting. And when he leaped onstage to open the traveling show, his drunkenness was believable, not overdone."

The Huffington Post wrote: "Anile’s Canio was a virile, force of nature performance."