Marco Stefani

Marco Stefani

Tenore di Grazia (Rossini-tenor)

High Lyric Tenor
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«"Marco Stefani brings a youthful, heartfelt zest and a sweet, well-placed tenor voice to the role of Lindoro...Stefani sang his melancholy cavatina, “Languir per una bella,” with a bel canto voice that moved easily and with a full, open tone."»
SARA BOBSON, THE INDEPENDENT (2016)
«...Marco Stefani als einziger Gast gab einen wunderbar liebestollen Belfiore...»
Lübecker Nachrichten (2017)
2017Rossini: Il viaggio a ReimsCavalier Belfiore
2017Donizetti: Don PasqualeErnesto
2016Rossini: L'Italiana in AlgeriLindoro
2015Mayr: Medea in CorintoTideo & Giasone (cover)
2014La Cenerentola für KinderDon Ramiro
2014Rossini: La CenerentolaDon Ramiro
2013Rossini: Il viaggio a ReimsConte di Libenskof
2013Adamo: The Gospel of Mary MagdaleneFollower / Preacher
2012Puccini: Gianni SchicchiRinuccio
2012Strauss R.: SalomeThird Jew
2012Chin: Alice in WonderlandFive
2012Mozart: Cosi fan tutteFerrando
2011Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaCount Almaviva

Bio

Italian-American tenor Marco Stefani was most recently heard in his successful debut as Lindoro L’Italiana in Algeri with Livermore Valley Opera.  Last summer, he was heard as Tideo in Mayr’s Medea in Corinto at the Festival della Valle d’Itria under the baton of Maestro Fabio Luisi, where he also covered for tenor Michael Spyres in the role of Giasone. Other notable appearances include the Salzburg Festival as a member of the Young Singers Project; the Rossini Opera Festival as Conte di Libenskof in Il viaggio a Reims and at San Francisco Opera in the world premiere of Mark Adamo’s The Gospel of Mary Magdalene opposite baritone Nathan Gunn.  The promising young tenor trained in Palm Beach Opera’s young artist program where he was heard as Don Ramiro in La Cenerentola, Third Jew in Salome, and covered Alfredo in La traviata. Previous operatic credits include: Five in Unsuk Chin’s Alice in Wonderland and the covers of Ferrando in Così fan tutte and Pirelli in Sweeney Todd with Opera Theater of Saint Louis, Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi with Stockton Opera, and Il conte d’Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Music Academy of the West. Recital and concert work has included solo recitals in collaboration with the Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series and the Firehouse Arts Center; the Mozart Requiem and Janácek’s Otenáš with the Indiana University Symphony. Mr. Stefani is the recipient of the prestigious career grant from the Sullivan Foundation, a winner of the Marilyn Horne Song Competition, and the winner of the Palm Beach Opera Competition-Junior Division.  He is a graduate of University of the Pacific and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Rossini: Il Viaggio a Reims Cavalier Belfiore 1 week Oper Graz 2018
Rossini: Il viaggio a Reims Cavalier Belfiore Immediately Theater Lübeck 2017
Donizetti: Don Pasquale Ernesto Bankhead Theater 2017
Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri Lindoro Immediately Livermore Valley Opera 2016
Mayr: Medea in Corinto Tideo & Giasone (cover) Immediately Festival della Valle d'Itria 2015

Awards

Sullivan foundation
2016
Palm Beach Opera
2016
Marilyn Horne Song Foundation
2016
George london Foundation Finalist
2016