The winner of many international vocal competitions, Marco Camastra has already appeared at the major opera houses in Italy including La Scala in Milano, Teatro San Carlo in Napoli, Genova’s Carlo Felice, the Arena di Verona, Teatro Regio in Torino, Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Teatro Verdi in Trieste, Comunale in Bologna, Venice’s La Fenice, and Teatro Regio in Parma. The artist has also been a guest at major houses in Vienna, Tokyo, Rotterdam, Seoul, Monte Carlo, Tenerife, and Tel Aviv.
Mr. Camastra has collaborated with conductors Riccardo Muti, Zubin Mehta, Placido Domingo, Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Bruno Bartoletti, Gary Bertini, Bruno Campanella, Maurizio Arena, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Roberto Abbado, Alain Lombard, Herbert Soudant, Alain Guingal and directors Franco Zeffirelli, Pier Luigi Pizzi, Ugo Gregoretti, Zhang Yimou, Filippo Crivelli, Giuliano Montaldo, Lamberto Puggelli, and Hugo De Ana.
The artist’s discography inclues Luigi Perosi’s Mosé and Rossini’s La pietra del paragone for the Bongiovanni label, and Carmen and Turandot for Companions Classic.
Recent performance highlights include Turandot at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Don Giovanni (Leporello) and Menotti’s The Telephone at the Teatro Bellini in Catania, La vedova allegra and il cappello di paglia di Firenze by Nino Rota at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari. He was invited by the Deutsche Oper Berlin to perform Lescaut (Puccini’s Manon Lescaut), a role in which he also appeared to great critical acclaim at the Rome Opera in 2007. In 2008 the baritone was heard in Turin in Lucrezia Borgia and Carmen at the Arena di Verona, among others.
In 2009 Mr. Camastra drew attention for his portrayal of Dulcamara in L’Elisir d’amore at the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona. Upcoming appearances include L’italiana in Algeri in Trieste, Carmen at the Arena di Verona, and L’italiana in Algeri in Florence.
Updated in May 2009