Marco Stella Biography English

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MARCO STELLA BARYTONE BIOGRAPHY

Marco Stella is a dramatic baritone of Italian descent, born in Stockholm and educated at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix and at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg. Marco studies with Dale Fundling, his voice-teacher and coach since 2003.
After graduating in 2000 his first role was Dr Grenvil in La Traviata at Folkoperan in Stockholm, followed by The Father in Hänsel und Gretel at Värmlandsoperan, and Papageno in The Magic Flute, on tour with Jönköpings Sinfonietta.
In the year of 2001 Marco Stella sang Dr Bartolo in a touring production of The Barber of Seville, conducted by Niels Muus, with performances in Italy, Croatia, Slovenia and Germany.
Between 2002 and 2005 he was a member of the ensemble at Theater Lübeck in Germany, singing such roles as The Father in Hänsel und Gretel, Dr Bartolo in The Barber of Seville, the title role in Gianni Schicchi, Zuniga in Carmen, Truffaldino in Ariadne auf Naxos and both Angelotti and Sagrestano in Tosca. He has also sung Escamillo in Carmen in Trento, the title role in Eugen Onegin in a concert version in Norway, The Monk in Duke Magnus and the Mermaid conducted by Niklas Wilén (recording with NAXOS in 2000), Wagner in Faust, and Der Kommissar in Der Rosenkavalier.
In 2007 he sang Angelotti in Tosca at The Royal Opera in Stockholm, conducted by Christian Badea, a role he has also sung at the Austin Lyric Opera, conducted by Richard Buckley, and at Opera på Skäret. Marco Stella has guested the Göteborg Opera on several occasions, as well as at Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Staatstheater Oldenburg and Teatro Puccini in Merano.
In April 2009 he made his debut at the Finnish National Opera singing Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte. In October 2009 he sang Don Bartolo in Rossini ́s Barber of Seville conducted by Pier Giorgio Morandi at the Stockholm Royal Opera. In June 2010 he was soloist at the Opera festival gala at Miskolc, Hungary and also as a soloist at the Bergen Festival production of Anne Pedersdotter.
In the 2011-17 seasons Marco has been engaged as a soloist at the Gothenburg opera singing numerous parts such as Chief of police in Lady Macbeth from Mzensk (directed by Graham Vick), Pietro in Simon Boccanegra, conducted by Giancarlo Andretta, Ping in Turandot, speaker in the Magic flute, Belcore in L ́Elisir D ́Amore, Scarpia in Tosca in May 2014. First, he was Shepard in R.Strauss Daphne Covering the Count in Mozart ́s Le Nozze di Figaro and again singing the Father in Humperdinck ́s Hänsel and Gretel. Phantom in Lloyd-Webbers musical Phantom of the opera. Marco made his debut as Rigoletto at the Cleveland opera in June 2013. 
Under 2021-2023 he was member of the cast for Mamma mia the party at Rondo in Gothenburg. In august of 2022 Marco made his debut as Renato in Verdi ́s Un ballo in maschera at the annual opera festival in Pozzuolo, Italy.
Marco worked as vocal teacher at Academy of Music and Drama between 2010-2014 and private vocal teacher since 2006. He has also worked as vocal teacher at the Gothenburg Opera. 

 

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