Young Italian tenor Paride Cataldo is quickly becoming recognised for his rich, lyric voice and captivating stage presence after winning the Verdi Prize at the 2022 Tenor Viñas International Singing Contest in Barcelona, second prize at the 2021 Concorso Lirico Internazionale Ottavio Ziino in Rome and first prize at the 2018 L’Assoluta Virginia Zeani Royal Voice Competition in Romania. Recent and forthcoming engagements include making his La Scala debut as Un Servo di Amelia in Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera, the tenor soloist in Ramírez’s Misa Criolla at Teatro Carlo Felice, Genoa, Rodolfo in Puccini’s La bohème at the Festival Internazionale delle Arti, Gabriele D’Annunzio in the world premiere of Willem Jeths’s Ritratto at the Dutch National Opera, Alfredo in Verdi’s La traviata at the Teatro Politeama Greco Lecce and on tour in a special collaboration with the Teatro Regio di Parma. He began his musical studies at the age of eight, joining the children’s choir of Teatro di San Carlo in Naples. After years of studying opera singing with his father, in 2015 he met his current teacher, the tenor Salvatore Cordella, who admitted him to his Accademia Germogli d’Arte. There, he was awarded best student of the Academy, which allowed him to make his debut at the seventh edition of the Festival Internazionale delle Arti, performing the role of Alfredo in Verdi’s La traviata under Sergio La Stella. He makes his INO debut in Werther.