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-after singing actor for both comedic and dramatic roles. His 2017-2018 season included Germont in La Traviata with both Sarasota Opera and the Savannah VOICE Festival, Ping in Turandot with San Diego Opera, and Ford in Falstaff with Opera Colorado. Projects for the 2018-2019 season include directing Tosca for Opera Southwest and return to Opera Sarasota as Gaspar in Donizetti’s Rita and Count Gil in Wolf-Ferrari’s Il segreto di Susanna.
Mr. Nisticò’s 2016-2017 season included Dr. Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Opera Memphis, the title character in Don Pasquale and Manfredo in L’amore di tre re with Sarasota Opera, and El Tiempo in Los Elementos with New York City Opera. In 2015-2016, he sang Tonio in Pagliacci with Opera Memphis, Amonasro in Aïda with Opera Colorado, and returned to Sarasota Opera in the same role in addition to appearing with Florida Grand Opera as Malatesta in Don Pasquale. In the 2014-15 season, Mr. Nisticò was reengaged by Sarasota Opera to sing Tonio in Leoncavallo’s I pagliacci and Posa in Verdi’s Don Carlos, and sang Dulcamara with Eugene Opera. Other recent highlights include returning to the roster of the Metropolitan Opera as Dancaïre in Carmen and for productions of Nico Muhly’s Two Boys and La Traviata. Additionally, he has sung the title role of Rigoletto with Sarasota Opera, Montfort in Verdi’s Les vêpres siciliennes with the Caramoor Festival, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly with Sarasota Opera and Guadalajara Opera, Di Luna in Il trovatore with Opera New Jersey, Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore with New York City Opera, Toledo Opera, and the Caramoor Festival, Germont in La Traviata with Sarasota Opera and Opera de Puerto Rico, Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Sarasota Opera and Opera New Jersey, Giacomo in Verdi’s Giovanna d’Arco with Sarasota Opera, and Buonafede in Haydn’s Il mondo della luna with Gotham Chamber Opera.
Mr. Nisticò became a familiar presence at New York City Opera having made his debut in 2005 as Morales in Carmen and subsequently appearing as Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Pallante in Agrippina, Prudenzio in Il viaggio a Reims, Schaunard in La bohème, and Dancaïro in Carmen. He is equally recognizable at Sarasota Opera where he also performed Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Rodrigue in Don Carlo, and Francesco Foscari in I due Foscari. Other recent North American highlights include both the roles of Melitone in La forza del destino and Antonio in Linda di Chamounix with the Caramoor Festival, Figaro in Il barbiere si Siviglia with Toledo Opera, Marcello in La bohème with Opera Naples, Schaunard in La bohème with the West Florida Symphony Orchestra under conductor Paul Nadler, Bruschino in Il signor Bruschino with Gotham Chamber Opera, and Malatesta in Don Pasquale with Connecticut Grand Opera. Mr. Nisticò made his Carnegie Hall debut through MidAmerica Productions as soloist in Fauré’s Requiem and Schubert’s Mass in C.
Mr. Nisticò’s international credits include the roles of Guglielmo in Così fan tutte with Teatro Regio Torino, Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore with Landestheater Bregenz and Teatro dell’ Opera in Rome, 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. He appeared in Bologna and Amsterdam as Figaro and has 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 resides in New York City.