Gaetano Bonfante was born in Australia to Italian parents. Having grown up in his fathers fruit shop in one Sydney’s Italian Suburbs, surrounded by beautiful Italian produce, popular Italian movies, classic Neapolitan Songs, and every dialect imaginable, a healthy passion for the Operatic art form seemed only natural.
Gaetano’s vocal journey began in the school choir at age of 10 and Panis Angelicus would be the piece that would introduce him to the immense world of classical music.
The concert stage has been where Gaetano has spent most of his performing life over the past few years with various prestigious engagements throughout Europe, America, Asia and Australia.
Gaetano’s operatic roles include Tamino (Die Zauberfloter), Belmonte (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Alfredo (La Traviata), Rodolfo (La Boheme) and was a principle on the concert platform for the Angeli Custodi Company in Lucca (Italy), Puccini’s home town.
Gaetano sang the role of Alfredo in Verdi’s La Traviata in 18 Cities throughout China with the Australian International Opera Company, performing to audiences who were hearing Verdi live for the very first time.
Most recently, Gaetano was one of 22 singers selected to partake in the annual Sing Festival in Suzhou, China. The Young Artist Festival brings together singers from around the world to work on both Chinese and western Operatic repertoire with Veteran Repetiers, Directors, Conductors and Singing teachers from some of the most prestigious institutions and opera houses of the world, including The Met (New York), La Scala (Milano), Bayerische Staatsoper (Munich).
- Gaetano Bonfante