As the winner of the competition “Una voce per l’Arena,” tenor Raffaele Abete made his debut at the Arena di Verona as Ismaele in Nabucco in the summer of 2015. His other recent engagements include Romeo in Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette on opening night of Arena di Verona’s 93rd Lyric season, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni and Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor at Teatro Gaetano Donizetti in Bergamo, and Rodolfo in La Bohème at Teatro Filarmonico di Verona. Mr. Abete’s upcoming engagements include Rigoletto at Teatro Filarmonico di Verona. Born in Naples in 1984, Mr. Abete studied at the Conservatorio di Musica Domenico Cimarosa in Avellino under the guidance of Maestro Pasquale Tizzani. He currently resides in Milan and studies with Maestro Antonio Lemmo.