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, sings Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore with Teatro dell’ Opera in Rome, and to Sarasota Opera as Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia.
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.
Recent season 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.
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.