Marco Nisticò, Baritone
Italian born baritone Marco Nisticò’s impressive combination of beautiful tone, exquisite artistry, and superior stagecraft has delighted audiences throughout North America, South America, and Europe. Praised as a performer of “gravitas, unforced eloquence, and refined vocalism” by the Classical Review, Marco Nisticò has become a widely-sought singing actor for both comedic and dramatic roles.
In 2013-14 he returned again to the roster of the Metropolitan Opera for the premiere of Nico Muhly’s Two Boys, sang Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore and Dancairo in Carmen with Teatro dell’ Opera in Rome, and returned to Sarasota Opera as Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia. In 2014-15 he was reengaged by Sarasota Opera to sing Tonio in Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci and Posa in Verdi’s Don Carlos, and sang Dulcamara with Eugene Opera. In season 2015-16 he sings Tonio with Opera Memphis; is soloist for the opening concert and Amonasro in Aida, both with Opera Colorado; returns again to Sarasota Opera in the same role. He will also make is Florida Grand Opera debut as Malatesta, in May 2016 and his West Australian Opera (Perth) as Dulcamara in July 2016.
Marco Nisticò’s 2012-13 season included his return to the Metropolitan Opera as Le Dancaire in Carmen, the title role of Rigoletto with Sarasota Opera, and Montfort in Verdi’s Les vêpres siciliennes in a return to the Caramoor Festival. Recent highlights include his return to Sarasota Opera to sing Sharpless in Madama Butterfly and to Opera New Jersey to sing Di Luna in Il trovatore; returning to the roster of the Metropolitan Opera for Carmen and La traviata;Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore in a return to New York City Opera, Germont in La traviata with Opera de Puerto Rico, Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Opera New Jersey, and appearing as a featured soloist in the Bel Canto Gala at the Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center. Recent European engagements include Dulcamara with Landestheater Bregenz and Guglielmo in Così fan tutte with Teatro Regio Torino.
Other highlights include his return to Sarasota Opera to sing both Giacomo in Verdi's Giovanna d'Arco and Germont in La traviata, the role of Buonafede in Haydn's Il mondo della luna in a return to Gotham Chamber Opera, Dulcamara in L'elisir d'amore with Toledo Opera, and joining the roster of the Metropolitan Opera for its production of Carmen. In the summer of 2009 he sang Dulcamara in a return to the Caramoor Festival and Sharpless with Guadalajara Opera.
Mr. Nistico has become a familiar presence at New York City Opera having made his debut in 2005 as Morales in Carmen and subsequently appearing as Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Pallante in Agrippina, Prudenzio in Il viaggio a Reims, Schaunard in La bohème, and Dancairo in Carmen. He is equally recognizable at Sarasota Opera where he also performed Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Rodrigue in Don Carlo, and Francesco Foscari in I due Foscari. Other recent North American highlights include both the roles of Melitone in La forza del destino and Antonio in Linda di Chamounix with the Caramoor Festival, Figaro in Il barbiere si Siviglia with Toledo Opera, Marcello in La bohème with Opera Naples, Schaunard in La bohème with the West Florida Symphony Orchestra under conductor Paul Nadler, Bruschino in Il signor Bruschino with Gotham Chamber Opera, and Malatesta in Don Pasquale with Connecticut Grand Opera. Mr. Nisticò made his Carnegie Hall debut through Mid America Productions as soloist in Fauré's Requiem and Schubert's Mass in C.
Marco Nisticò's international credits include the roles of Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia and both Duroseaux and Renaud in Auber's Manon Lescaut with Wexford Festival Opera, Taddeo in L'italiana in Algeri at the ASLICO festival in Italy, Sir John Gotch and Curato Mendham in Rota's La visita meravigliosa in Fermo, Italy, and Starveling in A Midsummer Night's Dream at Teatro di San Carlo. In 2001 he appeared in Bologna and Amsterdam as Figaro and toured in this role extensively throughout the Netherlands. He performed the role of Buffo in The Impresario at Opera de Monte-Carlo, and appeared as Somarone in Beatrice et Benedict at both the Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris and Germany's Baden-Baden Theater through European Union Opera.
Mr. Nisticò lives in New York City.