Marco Di Sapia

Marco Di Sapia

Lyric Baritone

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Marco
Di Sapia 

Marco Di Sapia begins his
2015-16 season with a new role, Platon Kusmitsch Kowaljoff in Shostavovich’s
opera The Nose with the Neue Oper Wien at the Wiener Kammeroper and the
Müpa Budapest. Since his house debut as Lord Cookburn in Auber’s Fra
Diavolo in 2009, he has regularly appeared at the Volksoper Wien in leading roles, including Papageno in The
Magic Flute, Danilo in The Merry Widow, Falke in Die Fledermaus,
the title part of Sweeney Todd , Viva la Mamma , Onkel
Präsident , La Bohème. In
addition to his Volksoper appearances, Marco Di Sapia has established himself
throughout Europe with a broad spectrum of repertoire: In 2015 he made a guest
appearance as Danilo at the Oper Graz
and before that he performed in the French premieres of Jetzt by Mathis
Nitschke and What next? by Elliott Carter with Opéra National de Montpellier, sang Alidoro in Rossini’s La
Cenerentola at Bucharest National
Opera and Guglielmo in Così fan tutte with the Summer Festival Murten Classics in Switzerland.

Performances from previous
seasons include Belcore at Opéra de
Limoges, Opéra Théâtre de St.
Etienne and Opéra de Rouen,
Danilo at Staatstheater Kassel,
Zamti Koukourgi at Stadttheater
Klagenfurt (Austria), Cavaliere Belfiore in Verdi’s Un giorno di regno
at Teatro Poliziano and Don Profondo
in Rossini’s Il viaggio a Reims at Staatstheater Nürnberg as well as at the Opéra de Reims, Opéra
National de Bordeaux, Capitôle de
Toulouse, Marseille, Opéra de Nice
and Nancy. Other important debuts
took place with Opèra de Lyon, Opéra de Toulon, and most notably in
2007, Opéra National de Montpellier,
where he sang in Massenet’s Le Jongleur de Notre-Dame, L’étranger in the
world premiere of Affaire Étrangère and Jupiter in Offenbach’s Orphée
aux Enfers.

Marco Di Sapia has enjoyed
successes in several Mozart roles, including both Don Giovanni and Leporello,
which he both sang at National State Opera Ulan Bator (Mongolia). He also
performed Dottor Malatesta in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale at, Figaro in
Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, all Four Villains in Les Contes
d’Hoffmann Faninal in Der Rosenkavalier at State Opera Gdansk
(Poland), Plistene in Antonio Salieri’s La grotta di Trofonio at the Wiener Konzerthaus, Mirko in the world
premiere of Eine Marathon-Familie at the Bregenzer Festspiele, Danilo at the Operettensommer Kufstein as well as Pappacoda in J. Strauss Jr.’s Eine
Nacht in Venedig and Boris in Shostakovich’ only operetta Moskva, Cheremushki
both at Wiener Kammeroper.

Marco Di Sapia started his professional career
in 2000 with his debut in Vienna with Neue Oper Wien, taking on the role of Sid
in Britten’s Albert Herring, marking the beginning of a fruitful
collaboration with this contemporary production company. The Genoa born
baritone grew up in Rome, where he initially trained as an actor, before
dedicating himself to singing. He moved to Vienna in 1997 to major in solo
singing, and graduated with honors from the Conservatory in 2005.  He
received an additional diploma in opera, Lieder and oratorio singing at Vienna’s
University for Music and Performing Arts.
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