Marco Nisticò
Teacher & Stage Director

In addition to his performances, in recent years Marco Nistico has turned his attention to teaching, coaching, giving masterclasses, and stage directing. 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 3 summers, he has also taught language, interpretation and style at the Savannah Voice Festival. In 2018, he will also participate in the Brancaleoni Festival and Teatro Nuovo (SUNY Purchase). He frequently acts as a mentor to his younger colleagues, giving career advice as well as private coachings tailored to their specific needs and interests.

UPCOMING TEACHING/Directing schedule


Sarasota Opera

Interpretation and Style Coach
Guest Stage Director for the apprentices

January 2018


Italian language and Style Teacher
Summer 2018

Brancaleoni Festival (Piobbico, Italy)

Italian Style Coach
Summer 2018

Opera Southwest (Albuquerque, NM)

Stage Director for Tosca 
October 2018



Savannah Voice Festival (Savannah, FL)

Italian Diction and Style Coach
July/Aug 2014 to present


Voice Teacher
2016 to present

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

Guest Lecturer on Italian belcanto style. Workshop on Elisir d’amore.
Nov 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

Dicapo Opera Company (New York, USA)

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

Chicago Opera Theater (Chicago, IL)  

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