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-after singing actor for both comedic and dramatic roles. Last season, he sang Tonio in Pagliacci with Opera Memphis, Amonasro in Aïda with Opera Colorado, and returned again to Sarasota Opera in the same role in addition to appearing with Florida Grand Opera as Malatesta in Don Pasquale. His 2016-2017 season included Dr. Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Opera Memphis, the title character in Don Pasquale and Manfredo in L’amore di tre re with Sarasota Opera, and El Tiempo in Los Elementos with New York City Opera. The 2017-2018 season and beyond includes Germont in La Traviata with Sarasota Opera, Ping in Turandot with San Diego Opera, Ford in Falstaff with Opera Colorado, and an appearance with The Dallas Opera.
Recent highlights include his return to the roster of the Metropolitan Opera for the premiere of Nico Muhly’s Two Boys, Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore and Dancaïro in Carmen with Teatro dell’ Opera in Rome, Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Sarasota Opera, Montfort in Verdi’s Les vêpres siciliennes in a return to the Caramoor Festival, his return to Sarasota Opera to sing the title role in Rigoletto and 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.
UPDATED October 2017