Marco Nisticò, Teacher & Stage Director

Marco Nisticò headshot

In addition to his performances, in recent years Mr. Nisticò has turned his attention to teaching, coaching, giving masterclasses, and stage directing. In 2018 he made his company debut as stage director with Opera Southwest in Albuquerque (Puccini’s Tosca). He is frequently invited to coach or give masterclasses by the companies with whom he performs, including Opera Memphis, Colorado Opera, Sarasota Opera, and others. For the past few summers, he has also taught language, interpretation and style, along with stage directing opera scenes at the Savannah Voice Festival, Brancaleoni Festival (Italy), Teatro Nuovo (SUNY Purchase) and others. Mr. Nisticò frequently acts as a mentor to his younger colleagues, giving career advice as well as private coachings tailored to their specific needs and interests.

TEACHING & Directing schedule

University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM)

Guest lecturer in Italian diction/style/role characterization
January 2019

Teatro Nuovo

Faulty (Italian language/Style)
June 2019

Chautauqua Opera

Stage director Young Artists Program opera scenes
Aug 2019

Sarasota Opera (Sarasota, FL)

Stage Director for L’elisir d’amore (Donizetti)
January 2020


Opera Southwest (Albuquerque, NM)

Stage Director for Tosca 
October 2018 

Brancaleoni Festival (Piobbico, Italy)

Italian Style Coach
Summer 2018


Italian language and Style Teacher
Summer 2018

Sarasota Opera

Interpretation and Style Coach
Guest Stage Director for the apprentices

January 2018 

Savannah Voice Festival (Savannah, FL)

Italian Diction and Style Coach
July/Aug 2014 — Present 


Voice Teacher
2016 — Present 

Schulich School of Music - McGill University (Montréal, CA)

Guest Lecturer on Italian Bel Canto style
Workshop on L'elisir d'amore

November 2016 

IVAI Israel (Tel Aviv)

Mentoring and Coaching
Summer 2015 

Opera Studio at La Mortella William Walton Foundation (Ischia, Italy)

Director of Didactic

Lidal North Summer Program (Oslo Norway)

Italian Diction and Style Coach
July 2013

Chicago Opera Theater (Chicago, IL)  

Italian Diction Coach and Assistant to Jane Glover
Fall 2000/Spring2002

Dicapo Opera Company (New York, USA)

Italian/Neapolitan Diction Coach for Il Campanello (Donizetti)
Fall 1999