Marco di Felice
Coming from a background of figurative Arts, he graduated with the highest marks from the Liceo Artistico in Porto San Giorgio and for some years he was occupied with graphics and illustration in the editorial field. At the same time as getting a cum laude degree in Modern Literature, he studied Operatic singing, mainly studying with Sergio Bertocchi, Paride Venturi, Raimundo Metre, Robleto Merolla. He attended some specialization courses, for example a Master Class with Leyla Gencer, at the Accademia Rossiniana with Alberto Zedda, the Accademia Chigiana with Gianluigi Gelmetti.

He debuted winning numerous international competitions, as for example 1st Prize in European Competition called at the Communal Theater of Modena for the staging of “L'elisir d'amore”, the 1st prize of the international competition “Giuseppe Di Stefano”, the 1st prize of the international competition of the Arena of Verona and the Opera of Budapest, and many others international competitions.

He started his professional career focusing his repertoire on Rossini e Mozart, debuting in the major Italian and European theatres and recording for Naxos, in the year 2000, “L'equivoco stravagante” by Rossini, directed by Alberto Zedda.

After some years he successfully started experiencing the Nineteenth century repertoire until, in 2003, he definitively abandoned the “comic opera” repertoire to devote himself to the Nineteenth century of Verdi and Donizetti. Since then he mainly asserted himself as a verdian baritone even though with some performances in the “dramatic” repertoire (Gerard, Alfio, Scarpia).

In the last few years he has successfully performed on stage in the most important theatres of the world, for example the Carlo Felice of Genoa, La Fenice of Venice, the Regio of Turin, the Comunale of Bologna, the Arena of Verona, the Sferisterio of Macerata, the San Carlo of Napoli, the Massimo of Palermo, the National Theatre of Tokyo, the Metropolitan of New York, the Real of Madrid, the Liceu of Barcellona, the Scala of Milan, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Staatsoper of Wien, and many others, directed by masters such as Bruno Bartoletti, Richard Bonynge, Bruno Campanella, Daniele Callegari, Fabrizio Carminati, Jesus Lopez Cobos, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Gustav Khun, Zubin Metha, Pier Giorgio Morandi, Gianandrea Noseda, Renato Palumbo, Pinchas Steinberg, Alberto Zedda.

In 2006 he recorded for Dynamic “La Forza del Destino” by Giuseppe Verdi, while in 2007 he recorded “Cavalleria Rusticana” for Opuus Arte, recorded at the Real Theatre of Madrid.
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